Semi-evergreen shrub with clusters of red berries from autumn in to winter. Great for a wildlife garden the birds love the berries. A large shrub which can be trained with a clear stem to shape like a small tree.
Versatile, evergreen shrub with green leaves with a white margin and a pink tinge in winter. The long stems can be allowed to trail over a low wall or up as a climber. Can also be kept trimmed and bushy and used in pots. Any soil in sun/shade.
Pure white flowers with a yellow splash on the falls in mid-summer. Japanese Iris are superb for poorly drained soil and also for the shallow margins of a pond. The sword-shaped leaves add an architectural interest even when not in flower and also provide a perching place for emerging water born insects such as dragonflies. Height 90cm
Mauve, pink or sometimes red pin-cushion, scabious-like flowers from June-Sept. For well drained, preferably neutral- alkaline soil in full sun/ part shade. Attracts bees and butterflies. Drought tolerant.
Evergreen shrub with fragrant leaves, (smaller than M. communis) & white flowers followed by black berries. Hardy in sheltered, well drained spot down to minus 5°C. A sunny spot will bring out the scent of the leaves.
A drought tolerant, mat forming perennial with masses of small deep pink flowers in late spring early summer. Ideal for the front of a border or rockery. and for sandy soil or chalky soils. Grows to about 15cm tall