The plant catalogues are being delivered thick and fast via the postman and it is at this time of year us gardeners browse them to see what is on offer for a magnificent show of plants for the coming year.
I went to the Chelsea Flower Show last year (2011) and this being my first visit was rather bowled over. Although I have attended Hampton Court and the Malvern Show on many occasions, Chelsea is certainly something special. Although you cannot buy the plants until the bell goes on the last day and then it is a mad scramble, it gives you the opportunity to see what is in fashion and the new array of plants on offer for the coming new year.
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The catalogues are full of new and exciting plants and it is going to be difficult to make a decision of which ones to purchase. On glancing through the Thompson & Morgan catalogue I noted that they are selling the new Anemone Wild Swan which stole the show at Chelsea last year and became an award winning champion.
They do not grow as tall as many of the other anemones and were used as edging to many of the gardens. According to the literature they have a long flowering season also, from April/May to the autumn. Although on other literature I have been reading the flowering time is August to early October. So the only thing to do is buy some of these plants and find out for myself. It is being described as a free flowering plant with beautiful stunning pure white single flowers and a magnificent blue reverse to its petals. Flower height is approximately 60cm. So if you fancied a change from a Lavender edging to your garden, you could try this plant instead.
To purchase these and a wide range of plants and bedding you can go direct to the Thompson & Morgan website www.thompson-morgan.com