These shade-loving plants work well as features in woodland gardens, says Miranda Kimberley.
Former NFU East Midlands regional director Jack Ward has been appointed chief executive of the British Growers Association (BGA).
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- Cemetery space running out
- Lords report urges improved supply-chain relationships to reduce level of food waste
- Experts say employment changes will not help growers
- Duchess opens UK Wine Research Centre at Plumpton
- Virus launched to control tree-fruit pest
- Food company expands site
- Salads marketing campaign starts
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- Staff hold charity car wash
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- Prospectus published for garden cities with accessible green space "built-in"
- Big Allotment Challenge sees ratings success
- Neonicotinoid seed treatments provide little benefit to crops, US pressure group claims
- New plant health officer hears of Northern Ireland's work on exotic tree pests
- Garden Centre Group staff find new roles
These plants can fit in small gardens to provide many seasons of interest, Miranda Kimberley finds.
Commonly known as the Pasque flower, this perennial is gaining in popularity, says Miranda Kimberley.
Fast-growing evergreen foliage makes these plants excellent garden features, says Miranda Kimberley
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.
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