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A strong family ethos has helped this long-established centre in Somerset to earn its place in the Garden Retail Top 100 and the management has plans for the future, Matthew Appleby reports.
Interesting leaf structures help these plants to catch the eye even before they flower, says Kevin Line.
Adding to your product mix can increase sales but simplicity and caution are crucial, Neville Stein advises.
Now operating across two sites in Kent, Coolings has built a reputation as a successful family business, won multiple awards and achieved a high rank in the Garden Retail Top 100, Matthew Appleby reports.
These ideal water garden plants offer summer colour and year-round ground cover, says Bethan Norris.
Fragrant flowers in many colours make these plants a favourite in borders, says Miranda Kimberley.
Attractive flowers and foliage have made Jacob's ladder a cottage garden favourite, says Miranda Kimberley.
Daisy bushes can make ideal evergreen shrubs for hedging or windbreaks in coastal gardens or landscapes, Miranda Kimberley explains.
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