We have written lots about the best flowering trees and shrubs. So, you will find this archive has well over 50 articles on a range of topics to do with flowering plants. Discover Tamarix, an ancient heritage flowering shrub. Learn which varieties of Butterfly Bush are best for you. Philadelphus Mock Orange – which one to choose? Hibiscus Syriacus Rose of Sharon Varieties – flowering August to October. Find blue-flowering perennials and yellow magnolias.

We also cover some fascinating plant history – learn how camellias first came to Britain. Discover the adventurous Plant Hunters of the 1800s and lots more.

17 06, 2019

Planting Fragrant Trees and Shrubs for a Year-Round Scented Garden

2019-09-02T12:58:45+00:00By |Flowering Plants, Seasonal|

In addition to being striking additions to the landscape, fragrant trees and shrubs add a lovely scent to your garden. Drinking ice tea on the garden patio while Jasmin is in full bloom makes summer nights truly magical, and a whiff of perfumed Clematis in the full swing of autumn […]

1 05, 2018

Low-Maintenance Flowering Shrubs: Weigela Varieties for Sale

2019-08-08T07:43:27+00:00By |Flowering Plants|

Weigela, a deciduous flowering shrub that was most in demand during the Victorian times, is making a comeback to the United Kingdom’s gardens. Weigela’s renewed popularity is not surprising, though, as this showy shrub offers interests throughout the seasons and asks almost no special care in return.

23 04, 2018

Planting Buddleia: Best Butterfly Bush Varieties to Grow in the UK

2019-08-08T07:45:07+00:00By |Flowering Plants|

Buddleia is one of the most popular summer flowering shrubs in the United Kingdom, and with a good reason. This fast-growing, low-maintenance shrub blooms late in the summer, its masses of showy flowers adding colour to the garden when the flowering season of most bushes has ended.   As their […]

2 03, 2017

Philadelphus Mock Orange – which one to choose?

2019-08-08T08:45:07+00:00By |Flowering Plants|

The genus Philadelphus is comprised of about 65 plants. The native habitat of Philadelphus Mock Orange stretches across North America, parts of Europe, Northern Asia, and Japan. The plant’s historic nostalgia has been forever written into the lore of the American West by the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition. The […]

22 07, 2016

Blue Flowering Perennials

2019-08-08T08:54:09+00:00By |Flowering Plants|

Our Top Choices For Blue Flowering Perennials The colour blue is a relative rarity in horticulture. Its complementary colour combination with greens, plus elegant contrast with whites make blue flowering perennials one of the most popular choices for a single or dual colour palette for garden designers. There is something about the […]

17 05, 2016

Yellow Magnolias For The UK Climate

2019-08-08T09:20:22+00:00By |Flowering Plants|

Yellow Magnolias Blooming in May Whilst we all look forward to the beautiful buds and flowers of Magnolias in early Spring, delighting us with every shade of pink to the palest hues and white, there is something rather surprising when the first yellow Magnolia flowers emerge later in the season.

5 04, 2016

Camellias in Britain – an informal history

2019-08-08T09:32:52+00:00By |Flowering Plants|

  Now that spring is in full flight and Camellias are in bloom all around us, it is natural to wonder how these exotic beauties first came to British shores. While in its native China and Japan, stories of the camellia plant and its use in society go back many […]

11 03, 2016

Camellia Japonica – Best of the Reds

2019-08-08T09:46:27+00:00By |Flowering Plants|

  Britain has a long association with the Camellia Tree or The China Rose, as it was originally referred to in the late 1700s, when ambitious horticulturalists of the day first began to grow camellias in this country. These days, camellias grace gardens and terraces right across Britain. Particularly at […]

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