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Beautiful Perennials to Consider Introducing to your Garden

Beautiful Perennials to Consider Introducing to your Garden


Exploring a wide selection of plants adding some lovely colour to the garden year after year, here are 21 different perennials to consider introducing to your green patches this year.

Catering to different tastes and garden requirements, a selection of offers are currently available on our range of perennials – Click here for more information.

But first! We begin with a cascading classic…

1. Aubrieta

Aubrieta Red © Supplied by J. Parkers
Aubrieta Red.

Add a fantastic splash of colour to your garden with Aubrieta.

An excellent ground-cover plant that helps to squeeze out the weeds, Aubrieta Red tends to flower from April through to May.

Grouped together, the plant forms a beautiful carpet when planted close together of colour in your garden.

2. Helianthemum

Helianthemum © Supplied by J. Parkers
Helianthemum.

A plant known by many names, Helianthemum, also known as Frostweed or Rock Rose is part of the Cistaceae family of plants (a rather large family at over 100!).

Growing to offer excellent ground cover, beat the weeds with a bushy evergreen shrub you will enjoy year after year.

3. Sedum Spurium

Sedum Spurium © Supplied by J. Parkers
Sedum Spurium.

Sedum Spurium has a nickname that would not be out of place in a certain hit HBO television series!

Often known as ‘Dragon’s Blood’, this creeper bursts into vivid colour during the summer months.

The perfect solution if looking for some ground cover, ‘Dragon’s Blood’ is also well suited for rockeries.

4. Cerastium

Cerastium © Supplied by J. Parkers
Cerastium.

Brightening up dull spaces in the garden, white-flowered Cerastium grow a wonderful cover that lasts from spring into the autumn months.

5. Dianthus Deltoids

Dianthus Deltoids © Supplied by J. Parkers
Dianthus Deltoids.

Also known as ‘Maiden Pink’, Dianthus Deltoids is an excellent evergreen perennial.

Native to parts of Asia and Europe, the plant grows beautiful flowers and is another useful deterrent against weeds.

6. Dwarf Asters

Dwarf Asters © Supplied by J. Parkers
Dwarf Asters.

Bright, adding refreshing colour, planting Dwarf Aster Alpinus in your garden brings a stem or two of glamour and style to your garden.

7. White Feather

Hosta White Feather. © Supplied by J. Parkers
Hosta White Feather.

Sprouting big, pure white leaves from the closing chapters of spring into early summer, Hosta White Feather is a perennial that grows gracefully with age.

Plant leaves gradually evolve, developing striking green streaks as time wears on.

8. Fire and Ice

Hosta Fire and Ice. © Supplied by J. Parkers
Hosta Fire and Ice.

Another spectacular entry from the Hosta variety, Fire and Ice has even earned a seal of approval from The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

Adding some enchanting colour to the garden, Fire and Ice grows lavender coloured flowers skirted by white leaves with green edges.

9. Lakeside Cha Cha

Hosta Lakeside Cha Cha © Supplied by J. Parkers
Hosta Lakeside Cha Cha.

Let us Cha Cha along to our next entry, shall we?

One from the Hosta family, Lakeside Cha Cha produces lovely bright yellow foliage.

Tending to flower from July through to August, Lakeside Cha Cha is suited for anywhere in the garden, including those tricky spots that the sun struggles to reach.

10. Wide Brim

Hosta Wide Brim © Supplied by J. Parkers
Hosta Wide Brim.

Spreading out in the garden like a magnificent hat, Wide Brim commands the centre of attention.

Excellent border and container solutions, Wide Brim are at their best from July until August.

11. Halcyon

Hosta Tardiana Halcyon © Supplied by J. Parkers
Hosta Tardiana Halcyon.

Halycon is known for its deep blue leaves.

Another designer from the Hosta family, Halycon also produce light lavender (tinged with Grey) bell-shaped flowers.

12. Campanula Portenschlagiana

Campanula Portenschlagiana. © Supplied by J. Parkers
Campanula Portenschlagiana

Another perennial holding the RHS Award of Garden Merit, Campanula Portenschlagiana originate from Croatia, high up in the Dalmatian Mountains.

Flowering the mid to late spring, Campanula Portenschlagiana are well suited for rock garden areas.

13. Iris Germanica Sultan’s Palace

Sultan's Palace © Supplied by J. Parkers
Sultan’s Palace.

Iris Germanica or ‘Bearded Iris’ are known for their thin, colourful leaves.

Producing lovely green foliage, Sultan’s Palace grows striking velvet orange-red flowers.

14. Hosta Whirlwind

Hosta Whirlwind © Supplied by J. Parkers
Hosta Whirlwind.

Another RHS Garden Merit Award holder, Whirlwind have broad leaves that transform creamy white to a beautiful lime green colour.

15. Echinacea Vintage Wine

Echinacea Vintage Wine © Supplied by J. Parkers
Echinacea Vintage Wine.

Returning year after year, Echinacea Vintage Wine is a bright and colourful option.

Developing a dazzling coneflower, Echinacea helps the local insect life as well, attracting bees.

16. Dwarf Lavender Munstead

Dwarf Lavender Munstead. © Supplied by J. Parkers
Dwarf Lavender Munstead.

A beautiful, bushy perennial solution for readers looking to add a little natural fragrance to their garden as well, consider Dwarf Lavender Munstead.

Ideal ground cover and for readers looking for a little screening, this plant is also an excellent border option, adding defined bands of stretching colour adding a little structure to your green space.

17. Dwarf Lupins

Dwarf Lupins © Supplied by J. Parkers
Dwarf Lupins.

Compact, low maintenance growing to produce colourful flower spikes, Dwarf Lupins are a lovely display option.

18. Rudbeckia Goldsturm

Rudbeckia Goldsturm © Supplied by J. Parkers
Rudbeckia Goldsturm.

Growing dark yellow daisy-esque flowers, Rudbeckia Goldsturm or ‘Goldsturm’ are an excellent, long-lasting perennial option for readers searching for a little wow factor for their green patches.

19. Campanula Carpatica Alba

Campanula Carpatica Alba © Supplied by J. Parkers
Campanula Carpatica Alba.

Beautiful, calming white, this classic flower is useful for pots, rock gardens or raised beds.

Understated, Campanula Carpatica Alba looks great for months.

20. Agapanthus Blue Peter

Agapanthus Blue Peter © Supplied by J. Parkers
Agapanthus Blue Peter.

Producing lovely, large deep blue flowered heads, Blue Peter or the ‘African Lily’ is a wonderful source of nectar for insects.

Stretching out like long flutes, Blue Peter tends to be at its best during mid to late summer.

21. Primula Candelabra

Primula Candelabra © Supplied by J. Parkers
Primula Candelabra.

Rising up to around 60cm, Primula Candelabra are a wonderful plant for readers looking to perk up their borders or rockeries.

Multiple flower arms grow in tight groups as the plant develops, resulting in a stylish tiered arrangement.

Find the right Perennial for you

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A beautiful modernised home by the river

A beautiful modernised home by the river


A beautiful home by the river in Kirkcudbright has been made available for purchase.

Presented by Galbraith, Moatwell occupies a prime position overlooking the River Dee in the ‘Old’ High Street, and is a delightful category B listed Townhouse which dates back to at least the late 18th century in its present form.

It is one of only two houses in the street to have direct estuary frontage.

The house and garden have recently undergone an extensive programme of refurbishment and provide a spacious and comfortable family home in an enviable and much sought after location.

The house retains many original features including sash windows and working shutters to many of the rooms, fireplaces and ornate plasterwork. The house has been re-roofed, re-wired and re-plumbed and kitchen and bathrooms have been replaced.

There is a large adjoining garage with access to the street and garden, and a vaulted store below.

The house is arranged over three floors, with the ground floor having the principal living space. The Drawing Room and the Kitchen both have exceptional views over the garden and estuary.

The peaceful enclosed private garden at Moatwell is situated to the west of the house, and the sea wall forms the boundary.

The garden room which sits overlooking the garden and the estuary has also been renovated. It has been fully insulated and has large double glazed doors and windows, fibre broadband and a woodburning stove. The tranquil riverside setting makes this an ideal all year round artist’s studio or home office.

Immediately adjacent and down from the kitchen door as the garden store, tool store, potting shed and garden WC.

The garage has doors to the High Street and to the garden. Below the garage, with separate access, there is a stone vaulted store and a path leading back to the High Street. The Garage houses the boiler room, with pressurised hot water storage and 2x zoned boiler heating the lower ground and upper floors.

Kirkcudbright, Scotland’s Artists Town, sits beside the estuary of the River Dee on the coast of the Solway Firth. Between 1850 and 1950 the Town was established as an artists colony with people being attracted by the quality of the light.

The town provides a range of services including: supermarkets, independent specialist shops and galleries, a primary and secondary school, health centre, tennis, sailing and golf clubs as well as many other amenities. The harbour is a main feature in the centre of the town, and there are delightful riverside walks as well as a renowned “blue-flag” marina providing excellent sailing and motor boat facilities.

The nearby market town of Castle Douglas also has a good range of shops, and other services, and is designated Scotland’s Food Town. The regional capital of Dumfries, about 27 miles, has a broader range of shops, retail outlets and services.

The southwest of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and abundance and diversity of its recreational and sporting pursuits. A wide variety of beaches, coastal paths and beautiful walks are within easy reach of the property.

There are water sports and sailing on nearby Loch Ken as well as on the Solway, along with excellent hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along some of the numerous cycle routes, as well as a nationally renowned network of mountain biking routes in the hills and forest parks making up the Seven Stanes centres.

The Galloway Forest Park well known for its beauty and tranquillity is also recognised as Britain’s First Dark Sky Park, and provides astronomers phenomenal views of the stars with an Observatory. For golf enthusiasts, as well as the 18 hole course in the town, there are several courses within a short driving distance.

Communications to the area are very good. There are railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie, and the M74 motorway is about 50 miles. Regular flights to continental Europe departing from Prestwick Airport, which is 65 miles to the north. Both Edinburgh and Glasgow with their international airports are about 110 miles.

For further details, visit HERE.

The agents will consider offers over £850,000.



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Dia Mirza-Vaibhav Rekhi send beautiful gift to Kareena Kapoor Khan; find out here

Dia Mirza-Vaibhav Rekhi send beautiful gift to Kareena Kapoor Khan; find out here


Kareena Kapoor Khan received a wonderful gift from Dia Mirza and husband Vaibhav Rekhi, ahead of her delivery.

The actor, who is likely to deliver her second baby soon, shared a video of the gift in an Instagram story — a plant in a blue pot.

“Congratulations beautiful Dia and Vaibhav,” Kareena captioned the video. Take a look:

kareena kapoor gift Kareena Kapoor received a plant as gift from Dia Mirza and Vaibhav Rekhi. (Source: kareenakapoorkhan/Instagram)

Dia Mirza is an environmental activist. In fact, at her wedding with Rekhi, held on February 15, the UNEP Goodwill Ambassador ensured the venue was plastic-free and waste-free and had minimal biodegradable decor.

“We are so proud to have been able to organise a completely sustainable ceremony…,” the newlywed had shared in an Instagram post.

Breaking the stereotype of a grand celebrity wedding, Dia chose her own apartment building garden for the festivities. Her wedding was officiated by Sheela Atta, a female priest, who was a gift from a close friend.





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