Hardy shrub for cooler and/or moister part of the garden. Creamy-white flower panicles age to shades of pink by late summer. Prune hard in early spring to encourage new growth. Fully hardy. H: 2m if unpruned.
Oak-leaved hydrangea. Mound forming and deciduous. Deeply lobed green leaves turning purple in autumn. Tall white panicles of flowers occur mid-summer-autumn. Hardy. H:1m W:1.5m. Sun or shade. Moist soil.
Medium-sized shrub, ideal for a cool and lighty shaded spot, preferably on reasonably moist soil. Very pretty lace-cap flower-heads with blue central fertile florets surrounded by white sterile 'honey guides' aging in late summer to pink and red. Fully hardy. H:1m+
Robust shrub or small, slow growing evergreen tree. Dense, dark purple stems, deep green leaves with creamy margins. Bright red berries in autumn. Prefers moist but well drained soil in full sun for best colour but actually grows very in the shade as well. Fully hardy. H:2-6m
Deep yellow single flowers fading to cream flowering upright, deciduous shrub. Bright green leaves turning yellowish in the Autumn. Flowers are c. 6cm wide in April-May. Very eye catching. Hardy. Full sun. H:2m
Deciduous shrub from Hubei, China, bearing masses of deep pink flowers in late spring and early summer on elegantly archinbg branches. Trouble-free and easy to gow especially in eell drained soil and full sun preferred. Cut old wood hard after flowering to encourage new growth that will then bear flowers the following year Fully hardy. H:3m
Compact, dwarf shrub,, with grey-green leaves and spikes of fragrant white flowers in summer.. Prune lightly in early spring, no harder than 4 inches. Plant in full sun and well drained soil. Fully hardy. H:30cm
One of the classics of the English garden. Floriferous, compact lavander with greyish foliage and dark purple vibrant flowers. Superb for bees and wonderful lavender fragrance. Cut back, a third into the foliage, after flowering in September. Trim lightly in early spring if reguired. Full sun required. Well drained soil H: 30cm. Hardy
Grey-green leaved aromatic shrub, bearing blue-purple flowers throughout summer. Fully hardy. Prefers full sun and well drained soil. Trim back after flowering to encourage new growth for next year's flowers. H: 60cm.
Small hardy deciduous shrub with tiny green flowers in late spring early summer followed by a delicate mass of tiny leaves. Happy in sun or partial shade, and prefers moist but well drained soil. Spreads underground with adventitious roots and so useful as a ground cover plant. H:60cm+