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Graham Rice's New Plants Blog

Graham Rice Garden writer and plantsman Northamptonshire and Pennsylvania

Editor-in-Chief of the RHS Encyclopedia of Perennials; writer for a wide range of newspapers and magazines including The Garden and The Plantsman; member of the RHS Herbaceous Plant Committee and Floral Trials Committee; author of many books on plants and gardens.

  • Date Joined: 18 Oct 2006

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  • Best new pansies and violas

    Graham Rice on 25 Oct 2008 at 04:35 PM

    Sometimes, it's just not as easy as it should be to get hold of the best new varieties. This was especially true following last winter's trial of winter flowering pansies, when a number of the top performers had their Awards of Garden Merit held back because they were too difficult, or impossible... Read More...

  • The best pansies – in a new mixture

    Graham Rice on 04 Aug 2008 at 05:29 PM

    Last winter there was a huge trial of winter pansies at Wisley. Two hundred and fifty four different entries were grown and many were dazzling in the spring but not so many were consistently good in the winter when they're most needed. And it was for winter flowering that we judged them. The result... Read More...