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Roscoea

Roscoea

These dramatic flowers can be used to brighten up a shady corner and provide colour right up until the end of summer, says Bethan Norris.

Tilia

Tilia

Limes are popular street trees that are also good for creating avenues and many species are an excellent source of nectar for honeybees, says Miranda Kimberley.

Lilium

Lilium

The lily genus offers incredible diversity with flowers of all shapes and sizes in a stunning array of colours, says Miranda Kimberley

Salix

Salix

Ranging from large weeping willows to species suitable for rock gardens, this genus offers attractive foliage, catkins and stems, says Miranda Kimberley.

Genista

Genista

These bright-yellow flowers make an excellent show in spring or summer, says Miranda Kimberley.

Angelica

Angelica

Many of these statement plants can grow to great heights in one season, says Miranda Kimberley.


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