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Shrubs and roses are great for filling gaps and adding interest to your beds and borders. There are many that are easy to grow and care for and will give you years of pleasure, making this range of plants great value for money! View our video on How to plant shrubs and take a look at Michael Perry's (New Product Development Manager) Top 5 shrub recommendations
Rose 'For Your Eyes Only'
Early to flower, then continually blooming right through summer and into autumn. Be the first in your street to grow 'For Your Eyes Only' - Rose of the Year 2015. Just like 'Bright As A Button' and 'Blue Eyes', it's unique open flowers with central blotching are set to change the face of modern roses. A short height and compact growth habit makes 'For Your Eyes Only' the perfect ground cover and container rose.
Why not pot it on the patio to make the most of its subtle scent and dusky pink-orange, centre-spotted blooms while entertaining in the garden this summer? More info
Cornus canadensis (Large Plant)
Cornus canadensis is a very pretty ground cover plant for using in problem areas of the garden. Plants will create a weed-beating blanket, and are good for planting beneath trees and shrubs; just 1 plant of Creeping Dogwood can spread by 1 metre!
Plants are herbaceous, and form a dense mat of oval leaves, produced in whorls on stems only 15cm (6") in height. Eye-catching white flowers appear from late spring, and are followed by colourful, bright red berries. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: up to 1m (39").More info
Viburnum x bodnantense 'Charles Lamont' (Large Plant)
Viburnum are a popular shrub in the UK thanks to their tough, hardy, resilient behaviour in almost any garden situation. The ‘Charles Lamont’ variety gives excellent winter colour with pretty pink, heavily scented flowers, borne on the bare stems from November to March. Cut some of these stems to enjoy in vases indoors.
The dark pink blooms of this Viburnum will fade slowly to white before producing small, round, purple berries in summer. By autumn, the foliage of the plant transforms to vibrant shades of orange and yellow. ‘Charles Lamont’ is accredited with an RHS AGM, due to its ease of growth, and particularly long season of interest. Height: 300cm (9.8’). Spread: 200cm (6.5’).More info
Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight' (Large Plant)
Buddleia, Butterfly Bush
Buddleja are easy to grow shrubs which take minimal care, and will last for many years in the garden. Buddleja 'Black Knight' is the most popular Butterfly Bush, and is grown for the deep, indigo-blue flowers, which are fragrant and produced neatly at the tips of the stems.
The Butterfly Bush will attract the most different species of butterfly to your garden, and will thrive on neglect and even grow happily in poor soil conditions. Plants of Buddleja are drought resistant, easy maintenance and excellent for attracting wildlife to the garden. Height: and Spread: 2.5m (8.2").More info
Sambucus racemosa 'Sutherland Gold' (Large Plant)
European Red Elder
Sambucus racemosa 'Sutherland Gold' is an easy to grow shrub for any garden. The foliage is fancy; appearing in bright golden colours and with a delightful feathering. Plants are good-shaped and are easy to care for and prune.
Even in full sun, the foliage of this striking Elder will look luminous and healthy, resisting sun-scorch surprisingly well. Later in summer, plants will produce frothy white flowers and elder berries. Plants will last for many years in the garden, and make a good hedging plant too. Height and spread: 2.5m (8.2').More info
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