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A close cousin of the forget-me-not, these hardy flowers come with heart-shaped leaves and delicate blue petals. Enjoy the eight-week bloom in mid-spring.
These are among the most splendid of the hydrangea family: clusters of tiny fragrant purple petals are framed by a crown of white flowers.
As the name suggests, every June the delicate star-shaped flowers of the juneberry give way to plump, edible berries in deep shades of reddish purple.
Golden male fern
The sumptuous green burst of these shuttlecock ferns can be found throughout the British woodlands.
(Abelia × grandiflora)
Enjoy the late-summer bounty of this flowering shrub. Its flowers are petite but plentiful, growing in the shape of little trumpets with blushes of pink on white.
(Geum coccineum ‘Borisii’)
A small perennial that produces peppy orange flowers and attracts butterflies and honeybees.
Japanese maple ‘Osakazuki’
(Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’)
These leafy shrubs are a cheerful green with a pop of red from the unique winged fruit that emerges every summer.
Maple trees are known for their magnificent autumn colouring, and Japanese maples are the brightest of them all. Their leaves turn an intense scarlet before falling for the winter.
(Anemone × hybrida)
These kelly green perennials offer year-round green, with tufts of cheerful powder-white flowers from August to October.
(Hamamelis × intermedia ‘Jelena’)
When all is bare in the winter, the radiant copper of these sinewy blossoms shines through the landscape, accompanied by a gentle aroma of sweetness.
(Aquilegia vulgaris var. ‘stellata Ruby Port’)
With dainty petals in a full-bodied red, these naturally roaming wildflowers grow in leafy clumps and bloom in late spring and early summer.
(Crocus chrysanthus ‘blue pearl’)
This variant of the crocus combines soft shades of blue, lavender, silver and yellow in its goblet-shaped flowers.