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Thermopsis

Thermopsis

Yellow flowers and trifoliate leaves make this little-grown legume an attractive garden choice, says Miranda Kimberley.

Ginkgo

Ginkgo

These trees have been around since before the dinosaurs so they are hardy survivors suitable for many schemes, says Miranda Kimberley.

Heathers

Heathers

Offering colour all year round, these evergreen shrubs are now more popular than ever, Miranda Kimberley finds.

Sanguisorba

Sanguisorba

Attractive foliage and colourful flowers on wiry stems make these plants ideal for use in borders, says Miranda Kimberley.

Erigeron

Erigeron

These colourful daisy-like flowers spill out beautifully over walls, steps and paths after self-sowing, says Miranda Kimberley.

Veronica

Veronica

From rockery plants to border perennials, this genus provide some of the truest blues along with shades of pink and white, says Miranda Kimberley.