By Jennifer Ebert published
After the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) was forced to cancel several of its shows – like the RHS Chelsea Flower Show – many beautiful flowershave been left without a home.
Primrose Hall Peonies have the widest selection of rare and unusual peony varieties for sale in the UK.
They are a thriving British nursery growing herbaceous peonies, tree peonies as well as Itoh peonies on five acres in Bedfordshire.
The Plant Heritage Society has awarded the nursery the National Collection for Itoh varieties, these are all currently growing in the field ready to flower every Spring.
Primrose Hall Peonies are regular exhibitors at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and they aim to create exciting displays with their collection of interesting blooms.
Alec White, owner and nurseryman has a passion in peonies and gives regular talks and workshops as well as writing articles using his expert knowledge of these spectacular plants.
As all the shows including RHS Chelsea Flower Show have been cancelled for 2020 it is imperative that to keep these nurseries running online sales of their plants and flowers are promoted as much as possible.
Alec has this to say, 'please make the most of your time at home and make your garden as gorgeous as possible. So much time and effort is put into these beautiful plants to grow them so they are at their best to plant for spring so stock up on peonies and when the virus hits peak and all we have to gaze out at is our gardens, your peonies will be cheering you up with their gorgeous blooms.
Gardening and spending time outdoors will be the best medicine for all the Covid-19 anxiety. Fresh air and green is relaxing and calming, we could all definitely do with some of that.'
Primrose Hall Peonies, primrosehallpeonies.co.uk
How to buy flowers from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
If you want to give one of these plants a home, head over to the RHS website. They have a guide to the nurseries that were due to take part in their shows, which allows you to search by plant type or alphabetically so you can find each nursery’s website and email address.
Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space.
Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.
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