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What’s in Bloom

  • January

    Betula Utilis Var. Jacquemontii

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    A Birch with an exceptionally white luminous stem. Looks good when planted in groups or as a multi stem. (10m x 5m). Found around the pond and as a mature specimen outside the Gardeners Cottage.

    January

    Hamamelis X Intermedia

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    A Witch Hazel that produces spidery orange, red or yellow flowers carried on leafless branches. Although small, the flowers produce a heady citrus scent. Quite slow growing but eventually will attain [3m x 3m]. Found in the Ornamental Garden in the north facing border.

  • January

    Helleborus

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    Commonly known as hellebores, the Eurasian genus Helleborus consists of approximately 20 species of herbaceous or evergreen perennial flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, within which it gave its name to the tribe of Helleboreae. Despite names such as “winter rose”,”Christmas rose” and “Lenten rose”, hellebores are not closely related to the rose family (Rosaceae)

    January

    Mahonia X Media

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    An architectural evergreen with leaves like a large holly but producing yellow shuttlecock flowers at the growing tips. Flowers are very fragrant with a scent of Lily of the Valley. Grows to become a large shrub [3m x 3m]. Found in the north facing border of the Ornamental Garden and outside the Gardener’s Cottage.

  • January

    Viburnum Tinus

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    An evergreen shrub studded with fat pink flower buds that open in mid-winter to provide white/pink flat headed flowers above dark green foliage. [2.5m x 2.5m]. Found on the south facing border of the Ornamental Garden.

    February

    Galanthus Nivalis

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    Galanthus nivalis in one of the first spring bulb to open with its white nodding flower head. Ideal for naturalising in light shade. Growing to 10cm in height. Found carpeting the lawns around the pond.

  • February

    Helleborus Orientalis

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    Beautiful open flowers in shades of pink and purple are displayed above semi evergreen foliage throughout the early spring. [45cm x 45cm]. Found in the Ornamental Garden in central beds to the left.

    February

    Primula Vulgaris

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    Beautiful yellow flowers appear above a mat of thick leathery leaves. Ideal for naturalising on slopes or in dappled shade. [15cm x 15cm]. Ornamental Gardens

  • May

    Camellia Water Lily

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    Camellia are evergreen shrubs with simple, ovate, glossy, leathery leaves and showy flowers with solitary or clustered flowers early in the year.

    May

    Crab-apple Blossom

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    Malus sylvestris One of the ancestors of the cultivated apple (of which there are more than 6,000 varieties), it can live to up to 100 years. Mature trees grow to around 10m in height. They have an irregular, rounded shape and a wide, spreading canopy. With greyish brown, flecked bark, trees can become quite gnarled and twisted, especially when exposed, and the twigs often develop spines. This ‘crabbed’ appearance may have influenced its common name, ‘crab apple’.

  • May

    Erythronium

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    Erythronium are bulbous perennials with paired, ovate or broadly elliptic leaves, and leafless stems bearing one or more nodding, star-shaped flowers with recurved petals.

    May

    Magnolia Kobus

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    Magnolia can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs, with large, showy, often fragrant flowers, often opening before the leaves, and sometimes followed by colourful cone-like fruit.

  • May

    Pulmonaria

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    Pulmonaria officinalis Pulmonaria can be herbaceous or semi-evergreen rhizomatous perennials with terminal clusters of funnel-shaped flowers in late winter or early spring, and often strikingly patterned leaves developing in summer.

    May

    Tulips

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    Tulipa Tulips (Tulipa) form a genus of spring-blooming perennial herbaceous bulbiferous geophytes (having bulbs as storage organs). The flowers are usually large, showy and brightly coloured, generally red, yellow, or white. They often have a different coloured blotch at the base of the tepals (petals and sepals, collectively), internally.

  • June

    Alliums

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    Allium is a genus of monocotyledonous flowering plants that includes hundreds of species, including the cultivated onion, garlic, scallion, shallot, leek, and chives. The generic name Allium is the Latin word for garlic and the type species for the genus is Allium sativum which means “cultivated garlic”.

    June

    Delphiniums

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    Delphinium is a genus of about 300 species of perennial flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, native throughout the Northern Hemisphere and also on the high mountains of tropical Africa. The genus was erected by Carl Linnaeus

  • June

    Paeonia

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    The peony or paeony is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Europe and Western North America. Scientists differ on the number of species that can be distinguished, ranging from 25 to 40, although the current consensus is 33 known species. The relationships between the species need to be further clarified.

    July

    Roses

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    A rose is a woody perennial flowering plant of the genus Rosa, in the family Rosaceae, or the flower it bears. There are over three hundred species and thousands of cultivars. They form a group of plants that can be erect shrubs, climbing, or trailing, with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles.

  • August

    Herbaceous Plants

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    Herbaceous plants in botany, frequently shortened to herbs, are vascular plants that have no persistent woody stems above ground. Herb has other meanings in cooking, medicine, and other fields.

    September

    Actaea Simplex ‘Brunette’ Bugbane

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    Herbaceous perennial [1.1m x 60cm] of dark, almost black, foliage with spikes of fluffy white highly scented small flowers in abundance. Found growing in the north facing border of the Ornamental Garden.

  • September

    Echinacea Purpurea

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    Coneflower Herbaceous daisy with large purple flowers loved by butterflies. [1m x 1m]. Found in the Pavilion Border.

    September

    Hydrangeas

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    Hydrangea common names hydrangea or hortensia) is a genus of 70–75 species of flowering plants native to Asia and the Americas. By far the greatest species diversity is in eastern Asia, notably Korea, China, and Japan. Most are shrubs 1 to 3 meters tall, but some are small trees, and others lianas reaching up to 30 m (98 ft) by climbing up trees.

  • September

    Sedum Spectabile

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    Herbaceous perennial which looks very succulent with fleshy green leaves and many star shaped powder pink flowers in flat heads adored by butterflies. [50cm x 50cm]. Found in the Ornamental Garden.