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Explore our extensive archive of guides to species and cultivars of popular or useful plant genera by one of the UK's leading plantswomen, Miranda Kimberley. Featuring expert tips from supplier's on how to use or sell them.

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Spiraea

Spiraea

With a wide variety in habit, flowers and foliage, these ornamental plants ensure months of enjoyment, says Sally Drury.

Crataegus

Crataegus

These shrubs and trees have for centuries been used as boundaries and are also important for wildlife, Sally Drury finds.

Alstroemeria

Alstroemeria

These exotic flowers are easy to grow and produce dazzling displays in borders and patio containers, writes Sally Drury.

Leptospermum

Leptospermum

These long-lasting pretty flowers add a splash of colour to borders in spring and summer, says Miranda Kimberley.

Summer-flowering bulbs

Summer-flowering bulbs

September-to-October is an accepted part of the gardening year for bulb planting, and many of these are for the heralds of spring — the crocus, the narcissi or the tulip.

Hebe

Hebe

These colourful, undemanding and versatile evergreen shrubs offer year-round interest, Miranda Kimberley finds.

Heuchera

Heuchera

Year-round colour and neat clumps of foliage make these perennials very marketable, says Miranda Kimberley.

Olearia

Olearia

Attractive colours and simple daisy-like flowers make these little-used shrubs very appealing, Miranda Kimberley finds.

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Hydrangeas are beautiful shrubs that grace many gardens in the UK. They are easy to grow and can provide a variety of flower head shapes and colours.

Spathiphyllum

Spathiphyllum

The air-purifying ability of the peace lily has been widely marketed to generate more sales, Miranda Kimberley reports.

Corokia

Corokia

These underrated evergreen shrubs or small trees can be good alternatives to box hedging, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Hedera

Hedera

Ivies can clothe walls or provide ground cover and are ideal for brightening a dark corner, says Miranda Kimberley.

Carex

Carex

Evergreen grasses and sedges provide year-round structure and move with the wind, Miranda Kimberley writes.

Disporum

Disporum

These elegant woodland plants produce leafy green stems and bell-shaped flowers, says Miranda Kimberley.

Cryptomeria

Cryptomeria

These evergreen architectural plants provide feathery foliage and seasonal colour, writes Miranda Kimberley.


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