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Friday, June 15, 2018

The Flower Bus via RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show -

Friday, June 15, 2018

New Etesia fleet for Greenfingers -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to showcase the best of grow your own -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

London’s Limmo Peninsula enhanced by Wildflower Meadow -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Bradstone features in medal winning garden at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Makita launch two BL LXT Linetrimmers and Dual-Purpose Grass Shears -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Record numbers gaining the RHS’s most prestigious qualification -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Preview: National Plant Show and Nursery Supply Show -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Brian Herbert on the BALI Leadership in Action Development Course -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

International call for ideas to re-imagine London’s Grosvenor Square -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

HTA National Plant Show exhibitors all sign up to responsible sourcing statement -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Vertical bar metal railings installed at Windy Arbor Primary in Solihull -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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Monday, June 11, 2018

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Monday, June 11, 2018

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Ecoscape

Colourful clematis and chrysanthemum for 2018

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From bold blooms the size of tea plates to delicate nodding bells adorning a garden arch, clematis are versatile and colourful climbers that no garden should be without. Whether left to clamber up a trellis panel to cover walls and fences or trained over a pergola, clematis are a wonderfully diverse family with varieties to choose for flowers in every season of the year.

Large-flowered hybrids are some of the most impressive, coming into their own during the summer months, and these are joined by daintier flowering varieties of clematis viticella that continue blooming into autumn.

Dozens of clematis varieties are available, with new ones being introduced every year, so visit local garden centres and nurseries to pick the ones that appeal. Colours and forms vary widely, with something to suit every colour scheme.

Top clematis for summer colour

  • ‘Alabast’
  • ‘Madame Julia Correvon’
  • ‘Etoile Rose’
  • ‘Lasurstern’

Colourful clematis combinations

  • Roses
  • Honeysuckle
  • Golden Hop (Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’
  • Golden Jasmine (Jasminum officinalis ‘Aureum’)
  • Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’
  • Wisteria

Shrubs that offer support:

  • Camellia
  • Conifers including yew and junipers
  • Holly (Ilex varieties)
  • Japanese maples

Chrysanthemum for inside the home

The chrysanthemum makes a great houseplant, with its bushy structure, beautiful green leaves and fabulous flowers in all sorts of colours and shapes. This bright flowering plant is also known for improving air quality so could be kept in the living room (in bright sunlight) so its anti-polluting superpowers can be best put to use. The fresh, bright cheerful colours make it a summery feature that does well both indoors and on the garden table.

Range

  • The range of potted chrysanthemums is exceptionally wide and very diverse in shape and colour. They are usually sold by colour or in mixed trays.
  • There are potted chrysanthemums with multiple flowers per stem (spray) and with one flower per stem, known as disbudded chrysanthemums or deco chrysanthemums. In terms of flower shape, there is a choice of single, spoon, anemone, spider, decorative and pompon.
  • Potted chrysanthemums are being extensively bred, so that the classic colours are increasingly being supplemented with more and more eye-catching colours such as lemon, salmon, bronze, deep purple and many bicoloured varieties. The unusual new flower shapes also make the potted chrysanthemum a feature plant both indoors and outdoors.

Sales and display tips for potted chrysanthemums

The potted chrysanthemum’s cheerful colours are suitable for display in eye-catching colour blocks or stripes. They also work well as colour clusters amongst green plants. Use brightly coloured bowls and summery accessories: a snow-white, fresh green or cheerful pink potted chrysanthemum set amidst cocktail glasses, sun cream and a hammock would set the scene perfectly.

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