Low-Maintenance Flowering Shrubs: Weigela Varieties for Sale

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.

Weigela Eve Rathke has been a favourite in English gardens since the Victorian times.
The old-fashioned Weigela Eve Rathke is still one of the most cherished varieties of this flowering shrub.

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

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.

Buddleja shrubs will bring beneficial insects into your garden, including numerous butterflies: hence their common name.
Buddleia variety Nanho Blue, also known as Petite Indigo, is attractive to pollinators.

 

As their common name suggests, the Butterfly Bush is irresistible to butterflies, who flock to this flowering shrub, along with other beneficial pollinators. Although all buddlejas attract butterflies, some gardeners report that they prefer the pink and purple flowering cultivars to other colours. Read more Planting Buddleia: Best Butterfly Bush Varieties to Grow in the UK

Philadelphus Mock Orange – which one to choose?

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 explorer Meriwether Lewis gathered samples of the intoxicatingly fragrant bush during the return leg of his journey through Idaho and Montana in 1806. The plants he gathered were dubbed the Philadelphus lewissi in his honour.

Philadelphus Mock Orange - Belle Etoile to buy online UK delivery
Philadelphus Mock Orange – Belle Etoile

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Blue Flowering Perennials

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 connection with the blue sky and the surrounding myriad of greens in foliage that make blue flowers coveted, sought after and desired. Read more Blue Flowering Perennials