New-look hydrangeas

Hydrangeas have had a makeover, and there’s lots to love in cute double blooms, plants that are compact enough for pots, and varieties that flower on both old and new growth, extending the season for several months. Find out about the latest breeding work and what varieties are on the market now.

Colourful caladium

Caladiums dazzle with their big, heart-shaped leaves and arresting patterns, and they’re a great choice for gardeners living through a hot, humid summer. Find out how to grow these colourful collectables.

Ornamental grasses

It’s not that long ago that the only grass you’d see in a garden was one mown as lawn. That has all changed, with grasses worked into garden designs as commanding focal points, or as quiet counterpoints to the angular shapes in a garden. Michael McCoy profiles 10 top grasses, with tips on ways you can use them.

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