Iris reticulata

Iris reticulata has a reputation for being ‘tricky’, with flowers the first year and only leaves in following years. An acquaintance did an unofficial on-line survey of gardeners the length and breadth of Britain, and found no pattern between those who grew them successfully and those who struggled with them. So what is the secret […]

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Early shrubs with frost-proof flowers

With unpredictable weather at the beginning of the year, any shrub that blooms in January needs to have flowers that are tough and frost-proof. What better to brighten a gloomy January day than┬áHamamelis x intermedia ‘Pallida’? Plant it against a dark background and the flowers really stand out, even from a distance. My garden is […]

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