CHANG­ING WITH THE SEA­SONS

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Won­der­ing what to buy and when? Here is Vicki’s handy guide to sea­sonal favourites SUM­MER

Dahlias: “They’re huge and have beau­ti­ful colour, but they don’t last long, so are great for events.” • Gar­de­nias • Lo­tus flow­ers • Frangi­pani • Eu­ca­lyp­tus macro­carpa:

“Very ar­chi­tec­tural and long last­ing, with vi­brant red flow­ers.”

AU­TUMN

Hy­acinths

Hy­drangea: “They’ve been go­ing since spring, but the au­tumn hy­drangeas last for a long time and come is shades of blue-green and red-green.” • Sweet pea • Fo­liage: “This is also the sea­son for beau­ti­ful fo­liage, like liq­uidambar and rose­hip seed pods.”

WIN­TER

Cym­bid­ium or­chids Japon­ica Blush­ing brides: “These are a very strong lit­tle bloom re­lated to proteas, and are beau­ti­ful in bou­quets.” • Camel­lias

SPRING

Gar­den roses Lily of the val­ley Wild freesias: “There are masses of them, with beau­ti­ful scent and colour, in the mar­ket.” • Ra­nun­cu­lus

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