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Treat your mum this Mothering Sunday

7 March 2013
Treat your mum this Mothering Sunday

Treat your mum this Mothering Sunday with a long-lasting present she can plant in her garden and enjoy every day of the year.

You'll find plenty of Mother's Day themed plants at your favourite garden centre: here are some of the best.

  • Rose 'Mother's Day' fits nicely into a container as it grows to just 60cm high. In summer its rich red flowers will cascade fetchingly over the sides.
  • Camellia 'Magic Mum' makes a lovely long-lasting gift and should be in full elegant pale pink flower right now. It's a neat evergreen shrub, making a handsome backdrop to other plants for most of the year.
  • Azalea 'Mother's Day' is another fabulous evergreen that'll be flowering in the next month or so. It's covered in masses of scarlet blooms and grows to about 80cm tall: ideal for containers of ericaceous (acid) compost.
  • Begonia odorata 'Mother's Day' is a fine tuberous begonia for a container on the patio, frothing over the edges in a cascade of pretty pink-tinged white pink flowers from May till the first frosts.
  • Mums, short for chrysanthemums, so cheating a bit, but 'mums are having a renaissance at the moment and there are some lovely varieties like sumptuous red 'Ruby Mound' or rusty 'Bronze Elegance'.