Plant of the week

Plant of the weekDiascia personata

This beautiful tall dusky pink Diascia can be spotted popping its head up mainly in the flower garden but if you keep your whits about you, you might see it creeping into the Flower meadows or even the kitchen garden. Diascia personata ‘Hopleys’ or if you prefer the common name, twinspur , flowers from May to November.

Diascia personata

Influenced by its surroundings and nutrients it takes on different forms; in the flower garden it puts on a handsome show, in the meadow it grows less tall and can be seen cuddled up by the meadow grasses.


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Plant of the week…

Astrantia major ‘Rubra’

Astrantia are a beautiful and extremely photogenic plant, flowering June to August they are a must have addition to a summer bouquet. Although it is an old cottage garden favourite, this Astrantia works equally well in contemporary style plantings.

Valeria.Astrantia major 'Rubra'


Other plants to look out for this week:

In order starting top left:

Aquilegia ‘William Guiness’

Crinodendron hookerianum

Iris ‘Jane Phillips’

Papaver bracteatum ‘Goliath’

Rosa glauca

Rosa ‘Graham Thomas’

Rosa moyesii ‘Geranium’

Rosa setipoda

Silene oculata ‘Blue Angel’

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