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S10 Chaenomeles speciosa 'Geisha Girl' flowering quince Existing deciduous shrub Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: March-May Hardiness: fully hardy H: 1.5 m S: 1.5 m  A welcome flush of colour in spring, when their bare twigs are smothered in flowers before the glossy, dark green leaves appear. 'Geisha Girl' flowers later than other varieties and has double, deep apricot-pink flowers March-May,

Buy flowering quince Chaenomeles speciosa 'Geisha Girl' - Peach-pink, double flowers in spring: Delivery by Waitrose Garden in association with Crocus

C6 Akebia quinata chocolate vine Position: full sun or part shade. Soil: moist but well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: March to May Hardiness: fully hardy A very pretty climber, this has beautiful maroon-chocolate flowers which have an exotic spicy fragrance with a hint of vanilla, and appear in spring. They stand out against the bright green, three-lobed leaves, which have a purple tinge in winter.

Buy chocolate vine Akebia quinata - A pretty climber with fragrant flowers: Delivery by Waitrose Garden in association with Crocus

Polypodium vulgare Small native hardy evergreen fern Front section of raised bed Position: full sun or dappled shade Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, gritty or stony, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average This British native evergreen fern is one of the most versatile for our climate, content in most soils, damp or dry, as long as it has some shade.

UNDER TREE BED: Polypodium vulgare Small British native hardy evergreen fern, good for shade. One of the most versatile for our climate, content in most soils, damp or dry, as long as it has some shade.

S18 Two to be planted in long wall bed: Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'  Small evergreen shrub Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: any well-drained Rate of growth: fast Flowering period: May & June Hardiness: fully hardy Clusters of insignificant green flowers appear in May & June among small green leaves with white margins that are pink-tinged in winter. This bushy variegated, evergreen shrub makes excellent ground cover & a good foil for more ornamental flowering shrubs.

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety' evergreen bittersweet Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: any well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Height: m Spread: m Flowering period: May and June Hardiness: fully hardy

C9 Lonicera japonica 'Halls Prolific' (Japanese honeysuckle) To replace the old honeysuckle. Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: April - August Hardiness: fully hardy H: 4m S: 3 m An especially vigorous and free-flowering variety with masses of sweetly scented, tubular flowers opening pure white and ageing to yellow. In milder winters, the handsome, dark green leaves can stay on the plant all…

Buy Japanese honeysuckle Lonicera japonica 'Halls Prolific' - Very free flowering and vigorous: Delivery by Waitrose Garden in association with Crocus

C7 Clematis 'Frankie' alpine clematis (Group 1) Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, well-drained soil, neutral soil Rate of growth: average to fast Flowering period: April to May Flower colour: blue Other features: fluffy seed-heads Hardiness: fully hardy H: 2m S: 1.5m Broad, bell-shaped, light to mid-blue spring flowers and mid-green leaves.

Clematis 'Frankie' (Meachan) bears mid-blue nodding flowers with a pretty skirt of white staminodes with pale blue tips. Blooms are about 2 inches in length.

Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo' salvia Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile soil Rate of Growth: average Flowering period: June to September Flowers: pinky- purple Other Features: flowers attract bees Hardiness: fully hardy H: 50cm S: 70cm This is a clump-forming perennial, which is mainly grown for the rose-lavender flowers which appear in summer. These flowers are held on upright spikes above the rosettes of dark green leaves and act as a magnet for bees

Buy salvia Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo' - A groundcover with glorious summer flowers: Delivery by Crocus

Polemonium 'Purple Rain' Jacob's ladder Deciduous perennial Clusters of pretty blue flowers on long stems in late spring/early summer

Polemonium caeruleum 'Purple Rain' Jacob's ladder H: to S: P. album is a vigorous upright perennial with light green, pinnate leaves and pure white flowers with yellow anthers. Sun or part shade, any well drained soil

C10 Clematis 'Madame Julia Correvon' clematis (group 3) Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: July to November Flower colour: wine red bell-shaped flowers Other features: long flowering period from mid-summer through autumn Hardiness: fully hardy H: 3 m S: 1.5 m From mid-summer to late autumn, wine red star-shaped flowers, with yellow anthers, cover the plant.

Clematis 'Madame Julia Correvon' - mid-summer to late autumn, wine red star-shaped flowers.

S20 Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Japanese skimmia. To be planted in long wall bed Position: partial to full shade Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: April - May Flower colour: pink. Hardiness: fully hardy H: 1 m S: 1 m A compact male shrub with red-margined, deep green leaves. Dark red flower buds are produced in autumn and these last all through the winter until the flowers open in spring.

Buy Japanese skimmia (male) Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' - Superb winter colour: Delivery by Crocus

C8 Clematis 'Miss Bateman' clematis (group 2) Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: May to June and August to September Flower colour: white Hardiness: fully hardy H: 2.5 m S: 1 m Elegant, white, early summer flowers, initially striped green, with contrasting chocolate-red centres and mid-green leaves.  Coping well in full sun or partial shade, it produces a second flush of satiny flowers from August to September.

Buy clematis (group Clematis 'Miss Bateman' - Wonderful white flowers: Delivery by Waitrose Garden in association with Crocus

Tiarella 'Spring Symphony' semi-evergreen perennial, great in shade & long flowering

UNDER TREE BED: Tiarella 'Spring Symphony' Semi-evergreen perennial - great for shade. Rocket shaped clusters of pretty tiny pink star shaped flowers, very long flowering.

C11 Lonicera periclymenum 'Belgica' early Dutch honeysuckle Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: May and June Hardiness: fully hardy H: 7 m S: 1m Masses of fabulously fragrant, tubular, white flowers that turn deep yellow, and are streaked red outside, smother this honeysuckle in late spring. In hot summers, the flowers may be followed by small, bright red fruits. Deciduous and…

Buy early Dutch honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum 'Belgica' - Yellow flowers, streaked with red. Early flowering: Delivery by Crocus

C1 Clematis armandii Existing Evergreen Climber white flowers in spring

Clematis armandii Existing Evergreen Climber white flowers in spring

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