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Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums

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.

Top 100 Profile - Perrywood

Top 100 Profile - Perrywood

This family-owned garden centre and nursery in Essex has won its place among the Garden Retail Top 100 by growing plants as well as retailing and investing in the business, Matthew Appleby reports.

Market report - Pots and containers

Market report - Pots and containers

Consultation, science and technology are all essential when developing new products, Sally Drury reports.

Trend towards divestment continues as centres focus on core retail business

Trend towards divestment continues as centres focus on core retail business

Advocates of growing and selling your own plants remain passionate about business model but focus shifting onto retail.

Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show

Horticulture Week's exclusive coverage of this year's show

Retail Plant Focus

Diascia

Diascia

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.

Caryopteris

Caryopteris

Bright-blue flowers and contrasting foliage help to ensure a long season of interest, says Kevin Line.

Astilbe

Astilbe

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

Actaea

Actaea

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


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