The experts at Thompson & Morgan have been kind enough to share their advice on which plant varieties are top of their list this year.
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"We all know and admire beautiful orchids, but did you know they can be grown outside and in your own garden? Our range includes only easy to grow varieties with guaranteed hardiness. I especially like the glorious blooms of Cypripedium reginae, a type of Lady's Slipper Orchid.
Plants will clump up quickly and easily, with more than 50 blooms each year. All grown by micro-propagation, no material taken from the wild. Try some for yourself."
"‘Spring Greens’ have always been one of my favourites as they provide plenty of pickings of dark green leaves. They can be steamed in a few minutes - the perfect complement to my pie and mash in the cold late winter days!
Our latest introduction ‘Winter Jewel F1’ proved to be the most outstanding of the overwintered ‘greens and hearting cabbage’ at RHS Wisley in spring 2011. They have a lovely dark green colour, plenty of leaf, are slow to form a head and free from bolting after such a freezing cold winter. Sow during July to late August for harvesting late February to early May."
"Hydrangeas simply exude understated elegance, bringing real class to summer borders - and this one is no exception! The stunning flowers of ‘Vanilla Fraise’ emerge pure white before slowly colouring to a soft shade of pink.
With its constantly changing blooms and bright autumn foliage it is perfect for a prominent spot in the garden. It’s really tough too, making it particularly useful for cold, shady spots where many plants refuse to grow."