Plant-hunting in a day!

Just a little trip to the continent can unearth some pretty cool new developments in the plant world- here’s a quick picture guide to just a small part of what’s coming through…!


Chelsea Flower Show plant of the year Hydrangea ‘Miss Saori’ was looking incredible!

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I quite fancied this dinky little Weigela too! Shrubs in pots are low maintenance beauties!

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Marmite plant, this variegated Astrantia, huh…??

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They’re back; Begonia Rex! A houseplant my Nan used to grow from leaf cuttings, there’s now new colours, and tougher forms, some can even be grown outdoors…

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I love how creative the Dutch are; here’s a blueberry wreath!

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Another of my Nan’s favourites; the shrimp plant, Beloperone!

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Hmm, I am dubious about this one, tree tomatoes (Cyphomandra), they’d never crop in the UK, or would they? Have you any experience of growing these?

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The dutch are so inventive with houseplants, here’s some moss!

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Sneak preview of some new HARDY Rudbeckias…

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Autumn decorations thanks to these Gourds!

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Fantastic Clematis display, showing how diverse the family is!

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Lastly, one of the really exciting Clematis of the moment, this is ‘Princess Kate’!

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