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Archive for the ‘Bulbs’ Category

Guide to Trillium

Posted by admin on December - 18 - 2012 0 Comment
Trillium erectum

Trilliums are by nature woodlanders most species come from North America, with a few species in Asia. They can easily be split into two distinct groups. The solely American group with upright petals directly attached to the leaf base called the sessile group with some 23 species. The pedunculate group contains 24 species and can be found in North America and Asia. These have flower stems and often reflexed petals.Trillium  [ Read More ]

Guide to Growing Erythronium

Posted by admin on December - 18 - 2012 0 Comment
Erythronium hendersonii

Erythronium or dogtooth violets are from the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. There are between 24 and 30 species of Erythronium. They are predominantly woodland species but many get up into the sub alpine and even alpine areas of Eurasia and Western North America. The common name comes from the shape of the bulb which is reminiscent of a canine fang. Most species are to be found in North  [ Read More ]

Hardy Orchids For The Garden

Posted by admin on December - 14 - 2012 0 Comment
Dactylorhiza maculata

Due to the work undertaken at several of the major European botanic gardens to understand the seed physiology and germination of native orchids, particularly the very rare lady slipper orchid (Cypripedium calceolus) hardy orchids are becoming available to the gardener.  The germination techniques that have been developed are being used in commercial labs and now many hardy orchids are  germinated in large number and grown on in specialist nurseries. The  [ Read More ]

Bee Logo

Posted by admin on December - 14 - 2012 0 Comment
Perfect-for-Pollinators_RHS_P4P_LOGO_LW (1)

If you have visited our ecommerce website recently you’ll have seen the RHS’s ’ Perfect for Pollinators’ logo.  It’s  a brilliant way of identifying plants which will encourage all sorts of pollinating insects into your garden  throughout the entire year, from  Asters and Actea right now, to Hellebores and Sarcocca in Winter, Pulmonarias and Primulas in Spring and Digitalis and Astrantia in Summer – there’s a huge range to chose  [ Read More ]