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Category Archives: Chelsea Flower Show

Mahonia for winter colour ‘Soft Caress’ and ‘Wintersun’

Mahonia for winter colour ‘Soft Caress’ and ‘Wintersun’ – contrasting beautiful plants Soft Caress:  The more unusual ‘Soft Caress’ was winner of the ‘Plant of the Year’ at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2013 and, as its name suggests, it has spine free foliage so not prickly!  It is a...
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Orlaya grandiflora available now at Downside Nurseries (23 May)

Orlaya grandiflora was Carol Klein’s choice at Chelsea and I’m delighted to say these are now ready for you here at Downside Nurseries.   It’s also one of the RHS’s top 10 Hardy Annuals – see link here  from where I’ve used the image. The small central florets are surrounded by a...
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Lysimachia atropurpurea ‘Beaujolais’ – Chelsea Flower Show winner for Monty Don’s choice plant

Lysimachia atropurpurea ‘Beaujolais’ Chelsea Flower Show winner for Monty Don’s Chelsea choice plant has been here at Downside, lovingly raised and nurtured by Lorraine. But sadly now sold out as at 23 May. Most frustrating as we could have raised lots more!   Isn’t hindsight wonderful!  It works really well...
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