The Royal Series is the only Aubrietia awarded the RHS AGM. This soil hugging perennial carpets the ground in a profusion of bloom early spring. Plant in crevices of walls or on a steep bank to flow over into a waterfall cascade of colour. RHS AGM.
Cyclamen coum is adored as a cultivated ornamental plant. The flowers vary from white to rosy-purple with every hue in between and sometimes of such quantity to obscure the leaves. The dainty blooms open from early winter and continue unabated into spring.
Ivy-leaved cyclamen, Neapolitan cyclamen. Wildflower of the British Isles
There are few plants that offer such ornately decorative foliage. no two plants are the same and a mass planting of Cyclamen hederifolium in the late autumn or winter is more fascinating than the most intricately detailed Persian carpet.
D. spectabilis features nodding, pink heart shaped flowers which dangle enticingly from arching flower stems. Planted with other shade lovers, it can easily be the most breath-taking showstopper in the garden when in full growth.
This stunning, more rare form of Dicentra with its pure white heart shaped flowers adds charming beauty to the woodland or shade garden. It gives a real lift each spring when the delicate heart shaped wonders first appear
This popular and outstanding strain of Foxglove produces wonderful, tall dense spikes of blooms in a wide range of colours. The flowers are borne horizontally all the way around the stem, displaying the heavily spotted throat markings to better advantage.
The Chilean glory flower is an exotic-looking climber with dark fern-like foliage and twining tendrils that cling to fences and trellises.This useful climbing plant will quickly cover walls, archways or pergolas. The clusters of small tubular flowers range from bright orange-scarlet and carmine rose to clear golden yellow.
This is another fine, award winning dwarf Sunflower, with deep chocolate-coloured flowers it is a dwarf variety, suitable to the middle rather than back of the border. It is a much-branching plant producing lovely, opulent blooms five inches or so across in a rich chocolate brown.
'Heavenly Blue' is one of the loveliest of all climbers. The buds are long and tightly furled, but as the morning sunshine reaches them, they steadily unfold themselves into wide sky-blue trumpet-shaped flowers of deep azure-blue, the colour of a Mediterranean sky.
Fleur-de-lys, Flag Iris Wildflower of Britain and Ireland
Yellow Flag Iris is a common and widespread native plant in Britain. This good-looking plant is a wetland plant that is especially showy in bloom and has been transplanted into well-watered gardens all over the world.
This everlasting or perennial sweet pea bears delicate masses of blooms in pinks, soft whites and mauves. Flowering right through the summer, from June to September, it has one of the finest cut flowers available.
'Cambridge Blue' has many fans who love its soft, subtle, light blue flowers. Its light green foliage is not often seen because of the abundance of flowers. Blooming from spring to autumn it is perfect in a pot, a rock garden or a hanging basket.
“Crystal Palace” is still considered by many to be the very best Lobelia for border edging and formal bedding. The deep blue flowers offset by dark, bronzed foliage will provide a long lasting and stunning display from late spring through to early autumn.
With silvery-grey felted leaves and lax sprays of long-stalked, vivid rose-purple flowers in late summer, Rose Campion flowers with a big showy display that maintains interest at a time when many other plants are flagging. A very useful plant in the garden.