New plant news, plus our guides to species and cultivars of popular or useful plant genera, with supplier's tips on how to use or sell them.
International seed breeders opened the gates at their trial grounds in North Holland to show growers their newest varieties, Gavin McEwan reports.
RHS trial grounds at Wisley could move to a new site at the Surrey garden from the current site where trials have been held for 60 years.
Pot & Bedding Centre committee holds first meeting at Baginton Nurseries base in Stoneleigh.
Shop Manager progressing to Directorship
Riverside Garden Centre Bristol, City of Bristol
Walworth Garden Farm Southwark, London
Hackney Homes Hackney, London (Greater)
Gardener, with floristry experience
Grosvenor Estate Kylestrome, Lairg
Grown as summer bedding or cut flowers, these plants are appealing primarily for their showy flower heads in a variety of colours and forms, says Bethan Norris.
These hardy plants offer year-round interest thanks to their changing leaf colour, bright berries and corymbs of flowers, says Bethan Norris.
These plants are commonly used as bedding in hanging baskets and summer containers as well as making a colourful addition to summer planting schemes, says Bethan Norris.
Bright-blue flowers and contrasting foliage help to ensure a long season of interest, says Kevin Line.
A tolerance to waterlogged conditions, dense foliage and feathery plumes of flowers make this an ideal plant for damp gardens and pond sides, writes Bethan Norris
Interesting leaf structures help these plants to catch the eye even before they flower, says Kevin Line.