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All about Oxalis versicolor, the Candy Cane Sorrel

By Graham Clarke I really need to tell you about a small but beautiful range of low-growing plants that get little mention in the press, yet they are easy to grow, and when they are in flower they are dramatic, eye-catching, and will always be a talking point for anyone visiting your garden. Read all you need to know about Oxalis versicolor, more commonly known as the candy cane sorrel. And that is ironic, for I remember when I was a boy we visited someone’s garden, and my father (who was a far better gardener than I could ever be), pointed out a weed and said: "That’s creeping wood sorrel. It’s one of the worst weeds. They need to get...

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15 winning Spring Bulb planting combinations

Get set for a sparkling spring with flawless flowers and professional planting schemes! Flowers are all individually beautiful, but there’s nothing better for bringing out their beauty than pairing them up with perfectly complementing partners! Creating a really successful display requires more than just colour coordinating, it’s about getting the timings right and choosing varieties with flowering heights and differing flower forms which sit together harmoniously. On top of that, it’s good to consider choosing the right plants for the spot – the bulbs in your combination will look their best if they all like to grow in the same conditions. We’ve put together a new range of spring bulb combinations, some specifically suited to growing in particular places like...

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Top 10 Bee-friendly Flower Bulbs

Bring your garden to life with a banquet of blooms for bees. Let’s do our bit to help the bee population—we know how important pollinators like bees are, we rely on them to pollinate our flowers and food crops, and to do this important job they rely on our gardens to provide the valuable source of nectar they need to keep going! Packing your garden full of flowers so that pollinators like bees and butterflies never have far to travel to get to their next meal is a fantastic way to help. Not only will this benefit them, but your garden will look fabulous at the same time and they will in turn pollinate your plants to keep your garden...

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Erythroniums! All about Erythronium Bulbs

With the right choice of plants, shady areas can be just as colourful and beautiful as the sunnier parts of the garden. It’s all down to selecting plants which will thrive in the lower light levels and bloom at different times of the year to provide a non-stop colour flow which just keeps on giving. For reliable spring colour, no shady border should be without Erythronium, also known as Dog’s Tooth Violet!

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Light up your garden with Tulip 'Fiery Club'

There’s nothing quite like spectacular Tulip ‘Fiery Club’ for turning up the colour volume in the spring garden. Producing several rich crimson blooms from each bulb, plant them in groups and you’ll get a hugely rewarding, powerful, flower-packed display which brings vibrancy and warmth to any border or patio pot planting scheme.

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