A new variety of Hosta called ‘Purple Heart‘ with a purple flush to the base of the leaf blade and a purple red leaf stem. Medium sized with glossy mid green leaves and a zone to the base of the leaf. While the cultivar name probably means much more to Americans than it does to UK growers, all the same it is a very good new introduction.
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 ]
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 ]