In the Garden - Flowers

Flower Power - 20 ways to have fun with annuals
Celebrate spring with pots of instant colour. Compact annuals grown as 'potted colour' are ideal for planting in containers and it's the quickest way to give your garden a fresh new look for spring
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For the love of colour
There's no season like spring to inspire the gardener that's in all of us. Now's the time to create a flower garden that will bring out the artist in you
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Loads of colour
Now is the time to begin loading colourful plants into your garden to ensure you have a blazing display to attract as many butterflies as possible. Butterflies are attracted to a colourful scene and will even fight over an appealing area claiming territory.
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Pansy perfection
Pansies and their smaller viola cousins, have kept up with the times as favourites among flowers that are easy to grow and deliver premium colour on tougher and tougher plants.
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Bringing nature indoors
Along with the retro revival of all things mid-century, houseplants are making a big comeback in fashionable living spaces worldwide. This all bodes well for happy, healthy homes
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Cool colour in containers
When shorter days mean less time outside it makes sense to bring nature closer, making the most of potted plants in and around the home.
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Cool weather classics
If you want something that lasts longer than a bunch of cut flowers, you can't beat a beautiful flowering cyclamen for the cooler months of the year.
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The 3 P's for quick Winter colour
Flowering annuals are especially valuable over the cooler months of the year, bringing cheerful colour when there are few other flowers around.
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Berry delight
Beautiful new perennial 'Berry Delight' nemesias are another exciting new development for the spring cottage garden, hanging baskets and pots. Those magical early spring blooms are now bigger and more fragrant than ever.
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Dahlia Dreamy Series™
A new range of hardy dahlias on darkest foliage with lovely bronze flower buds in several vibrant colours. These are bred to stand up to the elements: The wild weather won't deter these summer beauties.
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Designing with flowers
If colour is your thing, or if you love to keep your vases full of flowers, modern breeding has delivered a plethora of plants that deliver bloom after bloom in the hottest months of year. Master the art of planting a garden that keeps on giving throughout summer and beyond.
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Downsizing
Whether home is an apartment, retirement unit or town house, Heuchera 'Cuties' fit perfectly into a smaller garden
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Gorgeous Garvineas
Old fashioned favourite gerbera has become one of the most popular flowering indoor plants, throwing up buds which burst into radiant blooms for weeks on end. Imagine if you could have the same in your garden.
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Mini marvels - Alstroemeria Inticanchas
2011's exciting new Inticanchas are the most compact and versatile alstroemerias ever, ideal for pots at just 30cm tall
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New Flower Carpet Rose 'Sunset'
Flower Carpet Sunset is here. Take a look at it's gorgeous face and you'll see there's every reason in the world to rush out to find one to bring home
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New Salvia wishes
A lovely new range of uniquely coloured salvias is proof that wishes can come true
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Old favourite in miniature
Great news for those who love Chinese lanterns but lack the space for what have traditionally been quite large rangy shrubs, these fabulous new compact abutilons will be arriving in garden centres in time for Christmas
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Perfectly petunia
How do you like your petunias? Big and blousy or dainty and diminutive? Spreading and tumbling or chunky and upright? Striped, starred, multi-toned or plain? Bright brazen reds, pinks and . . .
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Petunias on show!
Worldwide, petunias are the most cherished flowers for window boxes, pots and hanging baskets. And never have we had so many gorgeous varieties to choose from.
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Sun worshippers
Impatiens; they're a top choice for cheerful garden borders or adding bright pops of colour among shrubs and perennials. But they've always needed shade. That is, until SunPatiens came along!
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Supercalifragelistic
SuperCal Petchoas are a cross between Petunias and Calibrachoas. Curious? Read more about this high impact bloomer in seven dynamic colours.
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The Bold and the Beautiful
Successfully combining flowers and foliage is an art form that takes time and experimentation, even for the most practiced gardener. But happily, we can also depend on some classic combos that always come up trumps.
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Tried and True - Lavender
Easy care lavenders are among life's simplest pleasures and when it comes to choosing a small shrub or flowering hedge for your garden, lavenders are among the most accommodating shrubs of all
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Voodoo Magic
Floriferous Voodoo Verbenas are taking their place among summer's top flowers.
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Pure Passion
Sally Brown of Otago is spreading the love of flowers. Sue Linn talks to one of New Zealand's most inspirational young gardeners.
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19-Aug-2017