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Climbing rose Dixieland Linda is a cracking variety to plant on a project like this in your own garden
Apricot coloured flowers are always popular, but actually happen to be especially fashionable at the moment, with lots of apricot and peach tones featuring heavily at the Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows.
'Dixieland Linda' is a stunning example, with large double flowers in almost three tones, including apricot, pink and peach. The flowers are formed in neat bundles of three to five flowers and are incredibly highly scented. Position in a sunny spot in the garden and you'll be able to smell it every time you walk past! Perfect for wall-training, rose arches and pergolas. - available here
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Bergenia, or elephants ear, makes a super evergreen ground cover plant. Its glossy foliage work wonderful at hugging the ground and its grow any-where attitude make it ideal for difficult spots in the garden. Commonly used by landscapers for this reason, however I think it deserves more praise than that...if you have a cold spot in the garden then the Bergenia comes into its own in the winter, its dark green leaves turn red with cold winds, giving you the most fabulous of winter colour.To me the summer flowers are interesting but not the best partto this plant, for me its a foliage winner. I'm delighted to see it used through the gardens of the Everglades Hotel and when you drive about you see it commonly used in most big gardens and projects, indeed St Marys High School have it planted in its hundreds on the slopes aroudn the school....a winning plant for me!
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