Bedding plants don’t all have to be petunias and marigolds! As well as the more common bedding plants there are a huge range of annual bedding plants you can grow for height, scent and colour, from cornflowers and sweet peas to Rudbeckia and zinnias..
Acers, commonly known as maples, are mainly deciduous trees or shrubs, valued for their attractive and distictive foliage.
‘Harlequin’ is a low-growing evergreen shrub to 60cm tall, with narrowly oblong leaves heavily splashed and mottled with creamy-white, and tinged with pink in autumn and winter; suitable for a low hedge.
‘Atlantic Green’ is a palm-like shrub or small tree with bright green to greyish-green, arching leaves. Mature plants may produce scented, white flowers in rounded clusters followed by berries
Lavender is prized for its richly fragrant flowers and aromatic foliage. This easy-to-grow shrub thrives in a sunny spot, in free-draining soil or a container.
Salvia’s are an upright, bushy, evergreen sub-shrub or woody-based perennial with aromatic, small, rounded, mid-green leaves.
Dahlias are a tuberous-rooted perennial to about 2m with many-branched stems and large, divided, mid-green leaves. Single flowers, in summer and autumn, may be pink, purple or white with a purple or yellow centre.