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Plantingabout 5 years ago

Top new & forgotten plants for designers

Baloskion tetraphyllum. Photo: John Campbell Andrew Fisher Tomlin FSGD suggests using more unusual plants to improve your planting schemesOver the past decade, planting design for gardens has...

Plantingover 5 years ago

Andy Sturgeon’s top 10 plants

Hebe stenophylla aka H. parviflora var. angustifolia. Photo: Architectural Plants – www.architecturalplants.comRHS Chelsea 2016 Best in Show winner Andy Sturgeon FSGD reveals his ultimate go-to...

Plantingover 5 years ago

Top jungle exotics for small gardens

Persicaria runcinata ‘Purple Fantasy’. Photo: Gary NewellExotics are exciting again, says Gary Newell, as an updated version of the jungle garden style gains popularity for small urban spacesThe idea...

Plantingover 5 years ago

Who buys the plants?

SGD chairman Philippa O’BrienSGD chairman Philippa O’Brien discusses who is responsible for the plants on a garden design project Lately there’s been a lot of hot air wafting about regarding who...

Plantingover 5 years ago

Planting: Unusual evergreens

Aucuba japonica f. longifolia ‘Salicifcolia’. Photo: Andy McIndoeAndy McIndoe recommends lesser-known evergreens to shake up your planting palette Evergreens for town gardens The reliable, plain,...

Plantingover 5 years ago

Top small trees for garden designers

Sarah Morgan discovers which trees work best for small gardens  A garden, however small, needs a tree. It offers shade, changing interest all year from buds, flowers, leaves, fruit and bark,...

Plantingover 5 years ago

Top shrubs for designers

Heptacodium miconioides has scented flowers from August to October. Photo: Bluebell Arboretum and NurseryDiscover some lesser-known varieties to expand your planting palette Sourcing good garden...

Plantingover 5 years ago

Top sedums for designers

S. ‘Aquarel’. Photo: Beth Chatto GardensSedums are excellent at bringing a perennial planting scheme together, says Sarah Morgan  Beth Chatto has called sedums one of her ‘peacemakers’; as...

Plantingover 5 years ago

Top ornamental grasses for designers

Stipa gigantea ‘Goldilocks’ offers year-round interest for smaller gardens. Photo: Neil LucasSarah Morgan discovers which grasses are best for different garden situationsOrnamental grasses are...

Plantingover 5 years ago

Sourcing trees the right way

Tree pests and diseases are a bigger threat than ever, says Keith Sacre, but it’s up to you to make the differenceThere are some words written in the first draft of BS 8545 Trees: From Nursery to...