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Chelsea Flower Show draws to a close


Having visited Chelsea Flower Show last week it became clear there are still a number of flowers that really draw in the crowds. Here is a run-down of the hottest plants on show and how you can get your hands on them!

Geums

Geum












Geums are reliable perennials loved by bees and a must in any cottage garden scheme.

Geum 6 variety Collection - £19.99

Digitalis

Digitalis Foxy












Flowering from Spring through to Summer, these varieties are clump-forming, evergreen to semi-evergreen perennials with oblong to inversely lance-shaped, veined, glossy, dark green leaves and narrow, tubular, flowers.

Digitalis Foxy Perennial Collection - 3 varieties / 6 Plants - £24.99

International plants

Much like Paul’s conceptual garden on BBC Two’s The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge, international plants were again a key feature.

Carex Buchananii













Carex Buchananii (AGM)
- £3.99

Crocosmia Emily McKenzie













Crocosmia Emily McKenzie
- £4.49

Rudbeckia fulgida speciosa











Rudbeckia fulgida speciosa
- £4.20


Kniphofia Drummore Apricot




















Kniphofia Drummore Apricot
- £5.49

Created On  26 May 2015 9:35  -  Permalink
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Summer is on its way… we hope!

The weather of late hasn’t exactly been promising. The heat wave Summer that had been reported in April is yet to materialise. Having said that the garden is now growing in leaps and bounds, obviously appreciating the warm wet weather – every time I look at the grass it seems to have grown a few more inches!

With Summer around the corner, here are our top tips for your garden…

· Keep mowing the lawn on a weekly basis but don’t cut it too low as when the weather warms up you don’t want the grass to scorch

· Beware of those frosts! Keep your delicate plants under wrap at night for just a few more weeks

· As well as plants growing you’ll no doubt have noticed the weeds! Hoe borders to get rid of smaller weeds before they take over

· Untidy and dead branches on shrubs should be cut back, making way for new shoots and buds

Created On  15 May 2015 13:24  -  Permalink
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Win with Gardeners’ World Magazine

Win with Gardeners’ World Magazine If you have read the latest newsletter from Gardeners’ World Magazine, then you’ll know that we are offering the chance to win one of five Humble Umbel collections, worth £75 each. We also want to give readers a special offer so if you’d like to get gardening sooner then just enter GWM10 at checkout to receive 10% off your next order.

The best flower borders contain not only colours that complement each other, but a range of foliage types and flower shapes, from the tall spires of plants like delphiniums and verbascums to the daisy-like flowers of asters and echinacea.

Umbels are another important component. Their flowers are made up of hundreds of individual florets held in flattened cloud-like discs, giving them an architectural quality. They're some of the best flowers for attracting hoverflies, bees and other insects to the summer and autumn garden.

Gardeners’ World have five 'Humble Umbel' plant collections from Plants to Plant, each worth £75, available to win. Each collection includes 15 plants in 9cm pots, including Selinum wallichianum
, Selinum carvifolia
, Cenolophium denudatum
, Molopospermum peloponnesiacum, 
Eryngium bourgatii ‘Picos Amethyst’ and 
Angelica sylvestris ‘Vicar’s Mead’.

If you’d like to enter then just head to their website - http://www.gardenersworld.com/win/win-a-humbel-umbel-plant-collection/370.html

Entries close on Thursday 11 June 2015.

Created On  5 May 2015 11:00  -  Permalink
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September 2013 competition

September 2013 competition

We want to give you a chance to win plants of your choice from our website. All you have to do is go to our competition page, enter your details as well as letting us know what plant from our website that you'd like to win. Three lucky winners will be chosen at random.

You can also enter on Twitter just follow us @plants_to_plant and tweet us your answer.

Enter here

Entries must be received by 23:59 GMT 20th September 2013. We will notify the winner via email/Twitter. Please read the Terms and Conditions before entering

The Plants to Plant team
Created On  15 Sep 2013 12:00  -  Permalink
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Chelsea 100 competition

Chelsea 100 competition – win £100 voucher to spend at plantstoplant.com

In the last few weeks spring has finally sprung. Just in the time for Chelsea Flower Show. Many of you will know that this year Chelsea will be celebrating 100 years!

So what will be different this year? For the first time in its history, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has authorised for gnomes to be displayed at the show, each one having been hand-painted by a celebrity,including Dame Maggie Smith, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Julian Fellowes, RobBrydon and Antonio Carluccio.

In addition to the gnomes, the Chelsea Plant of the Centenary will also be announced. So far a panel has chosen one plant from each decade. You can view the shortlist on the website - http://www.rhs.org.uk/chelsea/POTCWe look forward to finding out the plant of the centenary.

To celebrate 100 years of Chelsea we want to give you the chance to win our biggest prize yet… a £100 voucher to spend on our website.For your chance to win all you have to do is answer this question…

Roughly how many people visit Chelsea Flower Show each year?

A – 5,700

B - 57,000

C - 157,000

Enter here

You can also enter on Twitter just follow us @plants_to_plant and tweet us your answer.

Entries must be received by 23:59 GMT 2ndJuly 2013. We will notify the winner via email/Twitter. Please read the Terms and Conditions before entering- http://fromefield.oxatis.com/PBCPPlayer.asp?ADContext=1&ID=1324361


The Plants to Plant team

Created On  12 May 2013 15:59  -  Permalink
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National Gardening Week

National Gardening Week

For those of you that watched Gardeners’ World this weekend you will know that this week is National Gardening Week with the theme for this year’s gardening week focusing on plants for wildlife. During National Gardening Week and beyond the RHS is encouraging all gardeners to do all they can to support wildlife. By planting a broad diversity of plants gardeners can do a lot to encourage pollinating insects which, in turn, will bring in other forms of wildlife into their gardens such as birds and hedgehogs.

To make it a little easier for gardeners of all levels to get involved we have created a perfect for pollinators collection. The collection contains some of the best varieties of plants to attract pollinators to the garden, to brighten up even the most troublesome of  gardens and to provide a colourful display throughout spring, summer and autumn.

Many of us will be aware of the decline in British insects over the past 50 years, so this collection will offer the perfect habitats for butterflies, moths, hoverflies and bees providing the sources of nectar and pollen that they need to survive.To celebrate National Gardening Week we are offering the collection at over 25%off, you can find out more here http://www.plantstoplant.com/perfect-for-pollinators-collection-6plant.htm#.UWrvjFebUgI

Alternatively, we’ve teamed up with Gardeners’ World to offer readers a great competition. Up for grabs we have the large ‘Perfect for Pollinators’ collection of plants,worth £75 each, for 5 winners – a total of £375!! To enter the competition just visit http://www.gardenersworld.com/win/

Hopefully the weather will shine and you can make the most of your gardens this week.

Siobhan

Created On  14 Apr 2013 19:12  -  Permalink
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