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Forsythia Mikador, is a new variety of this ever popular plant spotted at the recent Salon Vegetal in Angers, France. It has compact, healthy growth and is smothered in flowers in the spring. Forsythia breeding has been undertaken on both sides of the Atlantic for decades but very few seem to find their way into garden centres and nurseries. My list of the 86 varieties held at the National Collection in Angers can be found here:(http://gardendesignacademy.blogspot.fr/2012/03/forsythia.html)
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Plant of the week 12 - Forsythia - named after Scottish arboriculturist William Forsyth (1737-1804), who was one of the founder members of The Horticultural Society of London. There are many varieties of Forsythia, including some very superior French forms, but sadly it is unusual to see more than a small handfull offered by retailers. Lynwood is the most well known: a strong and floriferous shrub that is easy to grow in a border or as a hedge.
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Plant of the Week 9 is Edgeworthia chrysantha, the soft, clove-like fragrance of which is a welcome lift early in the year. This plant was photographed indoors at the Salon Vegetal in Angers, France, but it is a hardy shrub, ideal at a woodland edge with spring bulbs, with other winter flowering shrubs or in a mixed shrub and herbaceous border. It needs a moist but well-drained humus-rich, loamy soil and a sheltered spot to do well. It is hardy only to about -5C to -7C. You know you want…
Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm' - plant of the week 31. The Cone Flower is a native of the USA but this form has larger flowers on a more compact plant. Easy to grow in a sunny spot or in light shade between other plants. Goldsturm flowers over many months and slowly spreads to form ground-covering clumps. In our light soil it can wilt in dry weather and we water it a few times each year; it is ideal in improved clay soils which retain some moisture.