Plant of the Month - The Old Railway Line

Plant of the Month

May Plant of the Month: Geraniums

The favourite windowsill plant of cottage gardens and grown widely in all gardens in summer. It's so well known that it is hardly necessary to describe the large, ball-shaped heads of florets in a range of whites, pinks and reds, some with attractive markings on the petals. Many have two-colour zoning on the leaves and there are also vari...
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  02/05/2018 at 16:10 pm

April Plant of the Month: Pieris

Pieris are much underrated evergreen shrubs grown for their foliage and small, but profuse, urn-shaped flowers. Flower buds, often red in colour similar to those of Skimmia rubella, appear in winter or early spring and open to produce usually white, nodding, bell-like flowers later in the spring. Pieris leaves are small, lance shaped and dark green in col...
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By Joe Aldworth
  04/04/2018 at 14:07 pm

March Plant of the Month - Daffodils

"Daffodils, that come before the swallow dares and take the winds of March with Beauty" Shakespeare. Is there anything better for Spring than the cheerful blooms of the Daffodil working their magic in so many parts of the garden? Easy to grow and flowering year after year Daffodils come in al...
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By Joe Aldworth
  01/03/2018 at 10:42 am

February Plant of the Month: Winter Jasmine

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By Joe Aldworth
  07/02/2018 at 08:27 am

January Plant of the Month: Cyclamen

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By Joe Aldworth
  22/01/2018 at 13:42 pm

November Plant of the Month: Viburnum

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By Joe Aldworth
  03/11/2017 at 13:07 pm

October Plant of the Month: Conifer

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By Joe Aldworth
  11/10/2017 at 13:37 pm

September Plant of the Month: Chrysanthemum

These flowering perennials are native to Eastern Europe and Asia and typically grow to about 18 inches in height. The large, ornamental flowers produced can be a range of colours depending on variety. Chrysanthemums require little care to grow and can thrive in the home garden with only routine maintenance. The Chrysanthemum is a we...
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By Joe Aldworth
  01/09/2017 at 16:23 pm

June Plant of the Month: Roses

Since before Roman times gardeners have revered the rose as the queen of flowering plants for the extraordinary beauty and scent of its blooms. The rose family offers an enormous range of colour, shape and perfume from the simple purity of the wild dog rose, the soft, pastel charm of the old garden rose or the jewel-like brilliance of the modern hybrids. Whether...
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By Joe Aldworth
  08/06/2017 at 12:03 pm

December Plant of the Month: Poinsettia

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By Joe Aldworth
  02/12/2016 at 13:22 pm

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