Harry’s Hillier Garden

From a pile of earth to a 50s garden in three days. Harry used Hillier introductions and popular plants sold by Hilliers to recreate Sir Harold Hillier's garden. The layout and some of the planting is fairly traditional updated with some modern combinations of colours blending into each other. Cotinus 'Candy Floss' one of two new introductions of …

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People

It's the people who make the AGM so very special: some regulars, some first timers.  This is a round up of some of the faces - not comprehensive by any means and in no particular order, but just a flavour of who you might meet and what you might see. Kris Harper (with Sophie Leguil from …

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Winter flames

Wisps of red, orange or yellow scented flowers, borne in the dead of winter, as well as autumn colour make witch hazels very desirable garden plants.  The Greek words 'hama' (meaning 'at the same time') and 'melon', (meaning 'fruit or apple') come together to make the Latin name Hamamelis, established by Linnaeus in 1742.  Hippocrates had previously …

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Dogwood

According to Chris Brickell in his Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Cornus is grown for its 'showy bracts, elegant habit, fruits and colourful autumn leaves' but at this time of year it is the glowing winter shoots which light up our gardens.  As these photographs taken at Wisley (it's closer than Rosemoor) show, with the low …

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