plant profile

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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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Cournus Kousa in May

Flowering spectacularly for weeks, kousa dogwoods are also prized for winter structure, fruits and handsome foliage

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Hardy Chrysanthemums in Autumn

A profile of Hardy Chrysanthemums and Andrew Ward, joint holder of the National Collection

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Peony Plant Profile

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

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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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Hellebore Plant Profile

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