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Tried-and-True Perennials for Your Garden

Riotous with high-summer color, this perennial border is built to last. After the delphiniums fade, purple salvias and strappy-leafed variegated irises keep the show going till fall.

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1 Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna’ from the mildly aromatic silvery green leaves to the violet flower spikes with purple stems. Bees love the flowers that stay looking sharp long after the petals fall, thanks to papery bracts that hold their colour. Dead-heading – either little and often or in one go – encourages new flowering side-shoots till October. 'Caradonna’ loves sun; use it as a purple ribbon through late season grasses or, at 18in (45cm), it is the perfect centrepiece for a pot.

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How to: plant a herbaceous perennial border

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Container gardening: five of the best flowers for outdoor pots

Container gardening: five of the best flowers for outdoor pots to give year-round colour and impact

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Top 10 self-seeding plants for a fuss-free cottage garden

We all like to get free plants. And self-seeders produce new plants for us every year. They are ideal if you want a fuss-free garden, because they require little intervention. Left to bloom and set seed, these prolific varieties will soon fill every available patch in the garden. Here are my top 10 self-seeding plants. 1 Papaver

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Clematis 'Piilu' is a clematis that produces two different kinds of flowers. In spring this variety has the most amazing double flowers, and in summer it adds to the profusion of flowers a second time but with single flowers. Such a picture in your garden! Also suitable for in a spacious patio planter with a climbing support. The Clematis 'Piilu' really should be in your garden! Height supplied approximately 25 cm.

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12 great foliage border plants

12 great foliage plants for shady areas - go through slide show to find out what will grow where, there are subs suggested

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Agapanthus Flowers: Tips For Growing Agapanthus Plants

I love Agapanthus. Saw them everywhere in Cornwall - looked stunning. They don't look quite as good as this in my garden- yet!

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10 best fast-growing shrubs for instant garden impact

The 10 best fast-growing shrubs for instant garden impact. Fill bare spots quickly with these vigorous quick-growing shrubs, both flowering and evergreen varieties to choose from

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Foxglove - An old-fashioned favorite, foxglove features tall spikes of bell-shaped flowers. Not only is it elegant, but foxglove is extremely hardy and easy to grow. Foxglove is also known for its resistance to pests and diseases. So if you want to increase your garden’s pest resistance, try planting foxglove along the borders.

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