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Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis

In the past, you might have bought Christmas presents for your spouse, your children, your grandchildren, your dog and your great aunt Mildred, but have you ever given a gift to your garden? Now might be a good time to start, because this Christmas Box is an evergreen shrub that'More 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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Sarcococca confusa

For wonderful winter colour and fragrance the Sarcococca confusa is a popular choice. With charming small white flowers which have a powerful honey-like fragrance, and hide beneath the glorious deep-green, leathery foliage, this delightful hardy shrub then produces long lasting bMore 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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Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'

One of the best evergreen ground cover plants, Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea' produces slender trailing stems with a dense covering of glossy dark green leaves. From mid-spring through to autumn this delightful hardy perennial becomes smothered with dark purple star-shaped flowers. HMore 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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Clethra barbinervis

Japanese Clethra are native to East Asia and have large panicles of small, fragrant, ice white flowers during late summer which attract bees and butterflies. The Clethra barbinervis is a tall variety, with a maximum height of 2.5 metres, making it a good shrub for the back of a lMore 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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Foxglove 'Excelsior Hybrid Mixed'

A most effective and spectacular strain of Foxgloves superb for shady shrub and tree areas, back of borders and excellent for cut flowers. They can really bring the early summer garden alive! Flowers early summer. Height 5ftMore Info

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Meconopsis napaulensis

Add some luxury to your border with these sought after patriotic perennial poppies! Quite different to annual poppies, varieties in this Meconopsis collection are ideal for damp, shady corners and feature long-lasting silky, satin, blooms in a patriotic colour mix.More Info

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Golden Bamboo

Grow Golden Bamboo at the back of sunny or partially shady borders to add structure and architecture to your exotic or woodland garden. The hardy perennial also makes an interesting screen. Phyllostachys vivax f. aureocaulis is a particularly impressive variety, so much so that tMore 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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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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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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Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Grandiflora'

This shrub is gaining popularity in recent years; much famed for it's punchy honey fragrant blooms, borne on bare stems during the cold depths of winter! Such a unique banana yellow colour too!More Info

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Camellia 'High Fragrance'

Light-pink, semi-double flowers fill the garden with the sweetest perfume. Slow growth, evergreen foliage and a demure mature height make Camellia 'High Fragrance' the perfect shrub for small gardens and container displays.More Info

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Hydrangea 'Princess Diana'

Produces large globes of pink flowers repeatedly over the summer and into early autumn. The foliage complements the stunning blooms perfectly, providing attractive spring and autumn colour which only adds to the appeal of this unusual hydrangea variety. An exquisite specimen shruMore Info

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Garrya elliptica

Garrya elliptica is an outstanding wall shrub, growing up to 4m (13') tall, with greeny-grey evergreen foliage and long, distinctive catkins in winter. It is those fascinatingly beautiful catkins which earn it the alternative name of 'Silk-tassel Bush'. Garrya elliptica grows welMore 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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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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Fuchsia 'Tom West' (Hardy)

The beautiful fuchsia 'Tom West' really is the ultimate in dual purpose plants, with striped foliage bringing colour to your garden even before the flowers have appeared. Consisting of delightful purple and pink blooms this fuchsia is perfect for part shade and dappled spots andMore Info

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Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'

Don't be fooled by this Spotted Laurel's delicate flowers and exotic foliage, for the hardy shrub is well-suited to the changeable British climate. Whether it's planted in a shady, dry or costal garden, Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' will sport glossy, evergreen, gold-patterned lMore Info

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Hydrangea 'Frills' Duo

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Vinca Collection

This colourful collection of Vinca are perfect for filling those tricky areas of the garden where little else grows. Collection will include the following varieties; 'Major Variegata', 'Minor Autropurpurea', 'Minor Illumination', 'Minor Ralph Shugart' and 'Wojos Gem'.More Info

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Hellebore 'Single Yellow Spotted'

The Hellebore is perfect for winter colour in the garden. These Christmas Roses start to flower early on in the year, often from Christmas. Ideal for a shady border and perfect for awkward corners, under trees and shrubs, or in large patio pots. Hellebores have eye-catching, coloMore Info

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Hellebore 'Single Burgundy'

One of the first flowers to bring in a new year in the garden, the Christmas Rose is perfect for a shady border or beneath trees and shrubs,�providing low maintenance ground cover. With charming, nodding, cup-shaped flowers, Hellebore 'Single Burgundy' has blooms in a deep, huskyMore 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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Hellebore 'Single Clear White'

Hellebores are one of the first flowers to welcome the New Year in the garden, sometimes even flowering in December. Hellebore 'Single Clear White' has the most beautiful, white flowers and will enhance your winter garden.�Ideal for shady borders, making useful ground cover underMore Info

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Hellebore 'Single Red'

Christmas Rose plants begin flowering extremely early in the year, sometimes even from Christmas, living up to their name and are ideal for long-lasting winter colour in the garden.�Hellebores enjoy a shady border�and look good when mixed with snowdrops, aconites and other earlyMore Info

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Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White'

Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White' is a hardy perennial that will form ground cover in the hard-to-plant areas such as shady corners or under trees and shrubs. As is typical with Lungwort the attractive foliage is felted and spotty and forms a backdrop to the dozens of little whiteMore Info

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Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis

In the past, you might have bought Christmas presents for your spouse, your children, your grandchildren, your dog and your great aunt Mildred, but have you ever given a gift to your garden? Now might be a good time to start, because this Christmas Box is an evergreen shrub that'More 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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