Papaver rhoeas or Flanders Poppy is the common red poppy familiar to millions as the symbol for Remembrance Day.
Japanese Anemone are beautiful plants, are very easy to grow and flower their heads off from August through to the frosts. During September they are at their best when there are few other plants around.
Many of us think of gardening as an activity that’s almost exclusively suited to spring and summer. Indeed, these are the seasons during which the weather tends to be best suited to outdoor activities, and many plants and flowers do best when planted earlier in the year. However, that doesn’t mean that autumn isn’t also a great time for some gardening. In fact, all you need to do is take a glance at the Marks and Spencer flowers and plants […]
Our Plant of the Month Papaver orientale or Oriental Poppy produces delicate flowers from May to July above bristly, grey-green leaves. The flower colours vary from white, through pink to red. They are a fast-growing plant and easy to grow, the pale papery flowers contrast especially well with purple foliage plants such as Heuchera.
Spalding Plant & Bulb Company have set a challenge to find the best Spring Flowering Bulb Display for the patio using just five types of flowering bulb. The display I have in mind would suit a large round patio tub or container at last 40cm deep and should be placed in full sun to enjoy during April and May. If you don’t have a round container the display would work in a square or oblong as long as you remember to […]