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Epimedium National Collection

The charm of epimediums lies in the way their dainty flowers are suspended from long stems that quiver at the slightest movement

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Sweet Peas at Easton Walled Garden

Come midsummer, Easton Walled Gardens is filled with sweet peas, buzzing bees and a sweet fragrance

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Wisteria Plant Profile

One of spring’s most beautiful sights, a profusion of fragrant, pea-like flowers

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Peony Plant Profile

Flowering from spring into summer, peonies and the Itoh varieties, have many admirers

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Combining Roses with June Perennials

Roses flower from spring, through summer, into autumn, with a wide range of planting companions

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Romancing The Rose

Few plants have such a long flowering season as roses, stretching from May until first frosts

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Daylily Plant Profile in July

Daylilies are a mainstay of summer herbaceous planting and, despite their name, their charms endure

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Plant Profile – Perennial Violas

With their smiling faces, violas are a sweet-natured perennial that no garden should be without

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Snowdrop Plant Profile

As one of winter’s most enduring flowers, snowdrops unfurl as early as January, with later cultivars in February and March

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Scent From Heaven

The scents in a garden can have as profound an effect as the beauty of the flowers

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Clematis All Year Round

Small, dainty, big or blowsy, clematis come in such a range as to suit any garden, flowering in every month

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Hellebore Plant Profile

Hellebores, with their exquisite winter flowers and long flowering season, have enchanted generations of gardeners

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Snowdrops – What’s in a Name?

As intriguing as these enchanting flowers, many a snowdrop’s name has much more to it than first appears

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Bewitching Witch Hazels

A hard January frost is sure to awaken the fragrant, spidery flowers on witch hazels to glow in the brittle winter sunshine

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Daffodil Plant Profile

There’s a wide range of daffodils, with different varieties flowering from January until April, in pots, drifts, borders or beds

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Lily Plant Portrait

Lilies are spring and summer bulbs with stunning lily flowers in white, pink, orange, cream, deep red or yellow