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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- Plants sales guide for nursery staff published
- Big Allotment Challenge sees ratings success
- Neil Gow to work with Glee trade show
- Gangmaster inspectors check former SAWS farms for compliance
- New plant health officer hears of Northern Ireland's work on exotic tree pests
- Garden cities charity TCPA welcomes Government prospectus
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- Claire Austin Hardy Plants approved by National Trust
- Solus says talks with new potential buyers making "good progress"
- Garden Centre Group staff find new roles
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- Petition against cuts draws worldwide support for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
- Fresh produce packaging - Waste reduction
- Prospectus published for garden cities with accessible green space "built-in"
- RHS presents Victoria Medal of Honour to plantsman, propagator and author
- iTree can flag up problems in urban tree population, event hears
- London garden centre The Chelsea Gardener buys landscaping business
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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