Plants for . . . - Flower or foliage picking

An audience with The Queen
The latest royal lavender in a distinguished series of exceptional performers will be courting attention in garden centres this spring.
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Bringing the outdoors in
While the days are short we can still enjoy the heartwarming effect of flowers and foliage long after the sun has gone down, simply by bringing a bit of nature indoors.
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Easy spring colour
Autumn brings with it the delight of planning a colourful display of spring flowering bulbs. Some of the earliest bulbs to arrive on the shelves are the two treasures Anemones and Ranunculus.
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Colour in the winter garden
Proteas and their cousins Leucadendrons, Leucospermums, and Grevilleas are valuable shrubs in a winter garden when there is little other colour.
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Flowering annuals for autumn and winter
Autumn, when rains fall on soil that still holds summer's warmth, is generally a great time for planting. Flowering annuals can establish their roots in readiness for winter and spring flowering.
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Out of Africa
For decades, we've been charmed by their colours and forms, but lately there's been something of a protea renaissance - and an influx of exciting new varieties.
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