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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.

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Crocus

Crocus

These heralds of spring are highly suited to being planted in tree circles, grass and rock gardens, says Miranda Kimberley.

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Camellia

Camellia

These versatile, evergreen shrubs can flower from October right through to the end of May, Miranda Kimberley finds.

Papaver

Papaver

These compact, brightly coloured flowers can be very attractive for impulse sales, notes Miranda Kimberley.

Living walls

Living walls

The benefits of green walls make them worth investigation by all green-space professionals, says Miranda Kimberley.

Viburnum

Viburnum

If used thoughtfully, a selection of these plants can give flower from midwinter to early summer, notes Miranda Kimberley.

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

These elegant plants feature a variety of striking flower shapes in a range of colours, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster

The fruit on these shrubs and small trees offers winter colour in the garden and food for birds, says Miranda Kimberley.