Expert advice on choosing the perfect plant for your garden – from the smallest bulb to the biggest tree.


Five great crocus

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Crocuses are sometimes underrated garden gems, bringing a welcome splash of colour to gardens, heralding the end of winter and the start of the much-awaited longer days and warmer weather ahead.

Five great early clematis

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If you love flowers in the garden then you really should consider growing clematis if you don’t already. These colourful climbers add a vibrant dimension to trellis, fencing and supports with varieties that flower right through the season.

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Five winter-flowering plants

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Choose some great plants that flower in winter to add interest to your garden. Plantsman Graham Rice chooses his five favourite winter beauties.