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Clematis and hydrangea among big winners at this week's Plantarium in Boskoop.

Clematis and hydrangea among big winners at this week's Plantarium in Boskoop.

Clematis 'Maria Sklodowska Curie' PBR by Clematis Container Nursery from Poland has won the Plantarium Press Award in the Garden Plants category.

Popularity of edible flower packs starts to spread from the Netherlands

Popularity of edible flower packs starts to spread from the Netherlands

Packs of edible flowers are taking off in the Netherlands, according to one herb grower that has diversified.

Lavandula stoechas 'Bandera Purple'

Lavandula stoechas 'Bandera Purple'

Lavandula stoechas 'Bandera Purple' bred and marketed by Kieft Seed from Venhuizen.

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Plant Focus

Actaea

Actaea

Interesting leaf structures help these plants to catch the eye even before they flower, says Kevin Line.

Eucryphia

Eucryphia

Grown for their abundant and showy white or pink flowers, these trees are great companion plants for varieties that love acid soil, says Bethan Norris.

Ligularia

Ligularia

These ideal water garden plants offer summer colour and year-round ground cover, says Bethan Norris.

Leucanthemum

Leucanthemum

Prolific flowers and a long season make this an attractive addition to the garden, writes Bethan Norris.

Robinia

Robinia

These highly attractive trees and shrubs remain popular among landscape gardeners, Miranda Kimberley reports.

Phlox

Phlox

Fragrant flowers in many colours make these plants a favourite in borders, says Miranda Kimberley.