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Alliums are fantastic garden plants - the flowers are dense balls of colour that look amazing

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' - Dutch garlic

Buy Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' Dutch garlic: Rich, deep purple globes

Possibly the best lavender for edging paths and borders - Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'. Compact and low-maintenance - ideal for a small garden

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' - lavender

Buy Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' lavender: A compact lavender, with intense, violet flowers

The tough evergreen shrub, Cistus x purpureus (orchid rockrose) can handle sandy and rocky soils, strong wind, and salt spray.

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Buy hedge germander Teucrium × lucidrys: Delivery by Crocus

Teucrium × lucidrys - hedge germander

Buy Teucrium × lucidrys hedge germander: Makes a lovely low hedge and attracts the bees

Erigeron K. Profusion. Tiny daisy-like flowers. Good edging plant. Self seeds into other plants beautifully.

Erigeron K. Profusion. Tiny daisy-like flowers. Good edging plant. Self seeds into other plants beautifully.

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Yucca gloriosa Variegata - Adams Needle - Tropical & Exotic Plants - Garden Plants

A beautiful architectural plant which looks too good to survive frost but it is fully hardy. Looks excellent in a pot for the patio. Grow in dry, well drained soil in full sun. Avoid excessively wet conditions in winter. Supplied as a strong, hardy pla

Dwarf Broom aka: genista lydia - for the slope

Dwarf Broom

The new stems and leaves of Genista lydia are fresh green. As myriad forsythia-yellow flowers open, the shrub becomes, briefly, the brightest plant in the entire garden.

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Rosemary

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) has been used in the home since Roman times and old herbals tell of the many properties of the plant. It is the herb of remembrance and friendship and is supposed to stimulate the mind. An evergreen shrub it can be grown easily in any container herb garden given a s