Fast-growing evergreen foliage makes these plants excellent garden features, says Miranda Kimberley
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The 'elephant's ears' provide good ground cover and bright spring flowers, notes Miranda Kimberley.
Ornamental types feature bright flowers and can have attractive foliage, says Miranda Kimberley.
The exquisite fragrance of these plants makes them valuable to gardeners, says Miranda Kimberley.
The figs make up a huge genus and, despite coming from tropical and subtropical regions, are well known to UK gardeners and houseowners because the common and edible fig is widely grown in greenhouses as well as outside in warmer areas - and many orn...
These evergreen trees and shrubs feature distinctive foliage and ornate bark, says Miranda Kimberley.
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'Dee' is a violet variety that features a velvet-like appearance.
'Delia' is white streptocarpus that has hyacinth-blue veins.
'Full Moon' has large white flowers with a purple ring on their edges.
Dibleys Nurseries has released a new streptocarpus for 2014:
Fleuroselect has awarded gold medals some of its most innovative plants: Gaura lindheimeri 'Sparkle White' bred by Kieft Seed was among the winners.
Fleuroselect has awarded gold medals some of its most innovative plants. Pelargonium 'Pinto Premium White to Rose' from Syngenta Flowers was among the winners.
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