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Plant of the Day
Monday 17 April 2017

A sweeping display of Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ (Siberian bugloss) with blue sprays of flowers held above large, heart-shaped silver leaves edged and veined with green. This herbaceous perennial grows best in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil that is moist but well-drained, with a cool site in full or partial shade.

Jill Raggett

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Plant of the Day

Tuesday 28 February 2017

The small herbaceous perennial Hacquetia epipactis forms a compact clump of glossy leaves, with tiny yellow flowers within rosettes of toothed, yellow-green bracts. It grows best in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. Ideally suited for the woodland garden or beneath deciduous shrubs. 

 Jill Raggett

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Plant of the Day

Friday 10 February 2017

Flowering from January to February Helleborus niger ‘Harvington Double Petticoat’ (hellebore, Christmas rose) produces double white, bowl-shaped flowers and clumps of leathery, dark green leaves. The white flowers stand out well against the dark soil or mulch. 

Jill Raggett

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Plant of the Day

Saturday 25 February 2017

This Galanthus nivalis ‘Walrus’ is a cultivar of the common snowdrop and tolerates a wide range of conditions. It was selected in the 1960s at Maidwell Hall, Northamptonshire, UK. The ‘tusks’ are the three long, thin, outer segments.  They surround a lovely rosette whose green segments curve outwards.

Jill Raggett