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By flowers by the secret gardens, Jul 23 2015 02:00AM

Sweet pea, the Lathyrus odoratu, is native too southern Italy, Sicily and Aegean Islands. In the wild they are purple in colour, but the cultivated ones are bigger and offer a wider range of colours. They are natural climbers and grow over a long period of time, they make beautiful additions to any garden or arrangement.

By flowers by the secret gardens, Jul 16 2015 05:00PM

Camellia is a flowering shrub from the theacea family. Native to South Asia, Japan and the Himalayas. The flowers, are elegant, simple and delicate. Not only are they decorative, they are popular throughout Asia as a tea. Sacramento, California is nicknamed Camellia City and the flower is the state symbol for Alabama.

By flowers by the secret gardens, Jul 9 2015 09:00AM

Zantedeschia aethiopica, Calla Lily is a stunning and beautiful flower that makes a perfect house plant. It is a flower that is symbolic with wealth, success and beauty. They can grow up to 3 ft HIGH!

Although is has the word lily in its name, it is actually not a lily, it is a member of the Araceae family. With colours from pure white, to brilliant pink or yellow. They are truly, stunning.

By flowers by the secret gardens, Jul 2 2015 11:39AM

Hyacinthoides non-scripta, is the scienctific for the beautiful Bluebell. Did you know that 50% of all bluebells live in the UK. It is also most likely the origin for the '...... something blue' that a bride should wear on her wedding day, due to it being a symbol of constancy.

Not only is this beautiful in the natural woodland, it can be used ornamentally thourghout the house and has many medicnale uses. Currently it is being studied for its cancer fighting properites.

By flowers by the secret gardens, Jun 29 2015 09:17AM

With British summer time fully under way, the Digitalis purpurea is often seen in many gardens. Other wise known as fox glove, or bloody bells. Common throughout Western Europe, this self sowing perennial bears beautiful bright rosy-purple flowers.

Although they are beautiful and have a nostalgic feel to them, when in a garden. These are toxic, to both humans and animals. They should never be ingested.

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