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Hardy Plant Focus: Crab apple (Malus) — star billing for showy fruits

Often in the shadow of the flowering cherries, crab apples should have star billing in their own right because their showy, late-summer fruits often give them one more season of interest than their blousy relatives — and provide essential nourishment for birds and other wildlife in autumn and winter.

Dahlia 'Jomanda'


Dahlias are back in fashion, come in a multitude of shades and offer retailers a double hit, writes Sally Drury.

R. idaeus ‘Malling Jewel’ - credit all images: Floramedia database

Rubus idaeus

The health benefits of raspberries make these very popular plants an ideal choice for retailers, according to Sally Drury.

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