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Chelsea flowers go to Norfolk Hospice Tapping House

Chelsea flowers go to Norfolk Hospice Tapping House

Volunteers and Norfolk Hospice staff battled searing sun over the weekend to landscape the hospice grounds with pre-loved plants from the Chelsea Flower Show.

Zoological gardens open at garden centre

Zoological gardens open at garden centre

Van Hage's at Great Amwell in Great Amwell, Hertfordshire has a new concession, a wildlife park.

Garden centres buck retail trend

Garden centres buck retail trend

Retail sales fell at the fastest pace in over four years in July, according to the CBI's latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey.

Bents wins Tatton and GCA awards

Bents wins Tatton and GCA awards

Bents Garden & Home has been awarded best show feature at this year's RHS Tatton Flower Show and named best destination garden centre in the North West 2016 by the Garden Centre Association.

In depth

Grow your own - seasonal adjustment

Grow your own - seasonal adjustment

Despite poor gardening weather at the start of the season the market has picked up with home growers seeking to make up for lost time, Matthew Appleby reports

Peperomia

Peperomia

This huge genus offers a wide range of interesting foliage, does well indoors and is easy to grow, says Miranda Kimberley.

Planters Garden Centre

Planters Garden Centre

Not content with raising turnover to £5m, Planters Garden Centre owner Gerald Ingram has set a £10m target, Matthew Appleby reports.

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Our exclusive ranking of garden centre performance by annual turnover. NEW: 2016 listing just published

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Latest news on this year's plants, show gardens and more from our reporters at the show

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New plants

Begonia Elatior Valentino Pink

Begonia Elatior Valentino Pink

Begonia Elatior Valentino Pink won Best Houseplant at the National Plant Show New Plant Awards 2016.

Salvia Blue Marvel

Salvia Blue Marvel

Salvia Blue Marvel won Best in Show/Best Herbaceous at the National Plant Show New Plant Awards 2016.

Geum 'Scarlett Tempest'

Geum 'Scarlett Tempest'

Hawkesmill Nurseries' Richard Evans had an award-winner in Geum 'Scarlett Tempest', with Allensmore and Fairweather's.

Rose Lovely Parfuma

Rose Lovely Parfuma

Rose Lovely Parfuma won Best Shrub & Climber at the National Plant Show New Plant Awards 2016.

'Eye of the Tiger' rose

'Eye of the Tiger' rose

New Rosa persica variety 'Eye of the Tiger' is now available in quantities of three-litre plants from Whartons Roses.

Jollies Trailing Bizet

Jollies Trailing Bizet

Jollies Trailing Bizet (3) is a half-hanging variety with a branched habit and double-flowering blooms in red and blue.


Retail Plant Focus

Coreopsis

Coreopsis

An extended flowering season, luminous colours and robust stems all contribute to outstanding displays, says Kevin Line.

Ranunculus

Ranunculus

Plants in this genus range from our native lesser celandine to the frost-tender R. asiaticus. Miranda Kimberley reports

Leucojum

Leucojum

Snowflakes feature dainty white nodding flowers similar to those of snowdrops but are taller and look more robust, says Miranda Kimberley.

Indoor palms

Indoor palms

These iconic trees are some of the best pot plants for indoor cultivation, writes Miranda Kimberley.


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