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Have you ever wondered which garden plants the queen will never be without? To help us add a touch of regal elegance to our own garden ideas, garden protection company Screen With Envy researched Her Majesty’s six private gardens.
It revealed the Queen’s non-negotiable plants and of course they are absolute classics. So what makes a royal garden regal?
The Queen’s non-negotiable garden plants
In 100% of the Queen’s gardens you will find these beautiful, traditional blooms.
- Pink and red roses
“The Queen’s unsaleable plants for her gardens are a lovely selection, all brightly colored and the good news is they’re easy to grow too,” says gardener and TV presenter Daisy Payne. “You find them in many of our gardens, even mine!”
The Clematis pictured below is aptly known as the “Queen of Climbers”. It has long flowering vines that are perfect for trellises.
There are many varieties and it is also a great plant to grow when you want to conceal less aesthetically pleasing parts of the garden such as B. Garden storage ideas. Windsor Castle even has a purple variety of clematis named after Prince Philip.
If you want to grow this plant with the royal cachet, Daisy Payne says a clematis only needs a wall, trellis, or obelisk to twine around.
There are also beds of 3,500 rose bushes at Windsor Castle planted in a geometric pattern. Roses are a staple of any great British garden, says Daisy. “A hardy plant, it loves a sunny spot in the garden and well-drained soil.
“There’s a rose for every garden – climbing plants, shrub roses and patio varieties do well in pots. They need to be fed plenty of mulch and organic matter,” advises Daisy.
“If you don’t have daffodils in your garden, wait until summer is over and then consider planting them in the ground,” she says. “They also work very well in pots.”
If you already have some beautiful roses, daffodils and clematis in your outdoor space, wisteria and rhododendrons also feature in most (83%) of the Queen’s gardens. Have fun planting!