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'Plants For Shady Borders'

Fern 'Fantastic Vidalii'

* New in 2015This hardy collection of four popular varieties will thrive in both borders and containers. From the dusky green- grey colour of 'Ghost', to the deep red stems of 'Ursula's Red' these ferns are a great way of adding architectural forms to a shady corner of the gardenMore Info

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Azalea 'Japanese Red'

* New in 2015The plant that takes care of itself! No pruning required, just plant up and enjoy the masses of brightly coloured red blooms year after year. Height of stem supplied 60cm.More Info

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Acanthus spinosus

Acanthus spinosus (Spiny Bear's Breeches) is a wonderfully bushy border plant that's perfect for a sunny or semi-shady spot in any cottage garden. Not only does it thrive in any garden soils, but despite its exotic appearance, it is fully hardy so you don't have to worry about itMore Info

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Prunus laurocerasus 'Etna'

Prunus laurocerasus 'Etna' is a dense, evergreen shrub which will make it a classic plant choice for creating a hedge in any part of the garden. This includes shaded areas, north-facing borders and coastal gardens. The Cherry Laurel will form a dense hedge of large glossy leavesMore Info

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Pear 'Family Pear Tree'

An entire orchard on just one tree! Family fruit trees have three different varieties grafted onto one stem, which will pollinate each other and crop at different times to extend the picking season. Perfect for the smaller garden with room for only one tree; and even suited to grMore Info

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Primula japonica 'Miller's Crimson'

Crimson flowers crown silvery stems that rise above rosettes of foliage from late spring. This robust little perennial holds an RHS AGM and creates a wonderful display in shady, damp spots and woodlands. For the best impact, plant Primula 'Miller's Crimson' in large drifts. HeighMore Info

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Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba'

Rarely-seen, stunning white form of the famous Himalayan blue poppy. Pure white silky petals surround golden stamens making this a real eye-catcher, particularly as it's ideal for damp, shady borders where other plants might not thrive. The 7-10cm (3-4in) blooms are 99% true to tMore Info

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Foxglove 'Camelot Cream' F1 Hybrid

The first ever F1 Hybrid Foxglove! Spectacular plants that reliably flower in the first year, with another heavy flush of flowers in the second year. Uniform plants with high quality flower spikes in a rich carousel of colour as the speckled, jewel-like blooms open all around theMore Info

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Astilbe japonica 'Washington'

Masses of beautiful pure white, fluffy flowers adorn this hardy perennial from June to July. The large upright blooms of Astilbe japonica 'Washington' rise above lush clumps of feathery foliage which add texture and interest to any display. False Goatsbeard looks fantastic in patMore Info

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Edgeworthia chrysantha

This special shrub is an early feature in the garden as the flowering period is February till April. The flower starts as dozens of silky white buds which shimmer in the winter sunshine, then open up to reveal richly perfumed canary yellow flowers atop the bare stems. EdgeworthiaMore Info

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Fern 'Fantastic Ghost'

* New in 2015This hardy collection of four popular varieties will thrive in both borders and containers. From the dusky green- grey colour of 'Ghost', to the deep red stems of 'Ursula's Red' these ferns are a great way of adding architectural forms to a shady corner of the gardenMore Info

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Polygonatum biflorum

Polygonatum biflorum look particularly stunning when planted in a shady border alongside ferns and hellebores. This attractive quick growing perennial is spring flowering and features exotic arching stems and pairs of cream droplet blooms. Solomon's Seal is the perfect low mainteMore Info

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Melittis 'Royal Velvet Distinction'

For an attractive, easy to grow, hardy perennial that fills those awkward damp, shady corners of the garden the Melittis 'Royal Velvet Distinction' is an ideal choice. Unusually named the Bastard Balm this honey-scented perennial attracts bees and butterflies to your garden, andMore Info

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Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

The tidy-looking Hakonechloa is an attractive 'clumpy' grass for shady or sunny spots alike. An attractive grass is great for gravel areas in gardens and for or for a Japanese look. Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' is a particularly fine-looking green-yellow grass, tinged attractivelyMore Info

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Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet'

Indulge yourself by growing this rare, mauve form of the exquisite Himalayan Blue Poppy. Scintillating, silky blooms aloft downy foliage give an absolutely breathtaking effect when planted in groups in shady borders and woodland areas. A collector's item for the border. Prefers aMore Info

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Vinca minor

If you are looking for a plant that will bloom all summer long, then look no further than Lesser Periwinkle. One of the most resilient plants that you can buy, this vigorous, low grow shrub will grow happily in nearly any garden position, from full sun to dark, shady corners. VinMore Info

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Fern 'Fantastic Ursula's Red'

* New in 2015This hardy collection of four popular varieties will thrive in both borders and containers. From the dusky green- grey colour of 'Ghost', to the deep red stems of 'Ursula's Red' these ferns are a great way of adding architectural forms to a shady corner of the gardenMore Info

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Fern 'Fantastic Lady In Red'

* New in 2015This hardy collection of four popular varieties will thrive in both borders and containers. From the dusky green- grey colour of 'Ghost', to the deep red stems of 'Ursula's Red' these ferns are a great way of adding architectural forms to a shady corner of the gardenMore Info

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Carex morrowii 'Variegata'

Evergreen Carex 'Variegata' is suited to sunny borders as well as shady corners, in either position it will catch the eye with the creamy edged variegated leaves and graceful movement. The contrasting green and cream colours will highlight pansies and violas and will set them offMore Info

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Gaultheria procumbens

For autumn and winter colour in a shady spot in the garden, Gaultheria procumbens is an excellent choice. Summer's small pink bell-shaped flowers are followed in October by scarlet berries which can last well into January before providing essential winter food for birds. The glosMore Info

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Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet'

A real winner for shady corners of the garden, Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet' is a robust, evergreen ground-cover plant producing a dense covering of glossy, toothed leaves. In early summer, upright spikes of small white flowers emerge above the sea of green. Tolerant of aMore Info

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Hedera helix 'Goldheart'

Hedera Helix or 'Goldheart' is a fast-growing climbing ivy ? great for covering walls and fences or even for growing up and around substantial trees. With its green and yellow-gold foliage, this versatile plant will happily ramble across all kinds of shady and sunny positions, giMore Info

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Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Perfect for giving all-year interest in a shady spot in the garden, Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' makes a neat mound of glossy rosettes of aromatic evergreen foliage. Distinctive red buds bring colour throughout the winter months, opening as deliciously fragrant white blooms in spriMore Info

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Gynostemma pentaphyllum

The Sweet Tea Vine is a quick-growing ground-cover plant. With its pretty, shiny leaves and delicate yellow summer flowers, it's perfect for shady locations. The flowers are followed by rich, dark fruits. Gynostemma Pentaphyllum is virtually hardy and needs to be planted in largeMore Info

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Foxglove 'Camelot Rose' F1 Hybrid

The first ever F1 Hybrid Foxglove! Spectacular plants that reliably flower in the first year, with another heavy flush of flowers in the second year. Uniform plants with high quality flower spikes in a rich carousel of colour as the speckled, jewel-like blooms open all around theMore Info

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Clematis 'Proteus'

Don't be fooled by this Old Man's Beard's subtle colours; Clematis 'Proteus' is one of the most impressive hardy climbers available. It produces double, pale pink blooms in June and July, and single flowers in the early autumn. This compact Clematis will flourish even in shady spMore Info

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Antirrhinum majus 'Lucky Lips'

Contrasting purple-red and white bicolour flowers. Good for cutting, or for adding height to borders.More Info

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Acer palmatum Duo

These beautiful Acer varieties make superb specimen trees which are well suited to growing in small gardens and containers. Height and spread: Up to 8m (26'). Dispatch as potted plants approx 20-30cm high. Collection comprises Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' and Acer 'Osakazuki SeeMore Info

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Narcissus 'Butterfingers'

Large butter-yellow trumpets surrounded by creamy-white petals make this a choice selection for spring displays. Tall sturdy stems and a sweet fragrance make 'Butterfingers' an ideal cut flower option. Bulb size 12/14.More Info

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Vinca major

A fantastic evergreen ground cover plant, Vinca major produces trailing stems clothed in glossy green leaves. From mid-spring through to autumn, pretty star-shaped, blue-lilac flowers decorate the plant on upright stems. Tolerating even heavy shade, Greater Periwinkle is a fantasMore Info

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Osmanthus x burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii is a large evergreen shrub with a rounded habit, producing a dense covering of small dark green leaves. From April to May, hundreds of small white, highly fragrant flowers appear, which scent the whole garden on warm days! Excellent for woodland gardens, miMore Info

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