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.
Spye Farm Ltd Wiltshire
Private Estate - Maidstone Near Maidstone, Kent
Green Space and Bereavement Services Manager - Neighbourhood Services
Bridgend County Borough Council Bridgend, Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)
Horticultural Marketing Officer
The Scottish Government Edinburgh & Glasgow
Parks & Open Spaces Improvement Officer
East Devon District Council Knowle, Sidmouth, Devon
These shrubs or small trees produce mainly blue flowers and fantastic glossy leaves, writes Miranda Kimberley.
Very popular among experienced gardeners, these plants often give off a sweet fragrance, says Miranda Kimberley.
Colourful flowers and stunning foliage are great rewards for growing this often unfamiliar plant, says Miranda Kimberley.
Beautiful flowers and striking buds make these little-known evergreen shrubs well worth a try, writes Miranda Kimberley.
This florist's favourite offers interesting foliage and alluring flowers in a range of colours, writes Miranda Kimberley.
This attractive tree is rarely planted in the UK but deserves consideration in larger gardens and estates, says Miranda Kimberley.