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1 Suit­able for warm or cool zones, Blue­berry Kisses bears lots of large berries on a bushy dwarf plant to 1m tall. It is self-pol­li­nat­ing, but grow­ing different va­ri­eties im­proves yield and ex­tends the har­vest. Ap­ply or­ganic-based camel­lia and aza­lea fer­tiliser reg­u­larly. Grows best in large tubs. plant­

2 Com­pact with long-last­ing flow­ers, these salvias re­peat­bloom from spring to au­tumn, and tol­er­ate heat and frost. New to this range are Salvia ‘Heat­wave Flash’, with very pale lemon flow­ers, and red ‘Heat­wave Inferno’. Shear to shape in late win­ter, and ap­ply slow-re­lease fer­tiliser in spring.

3 Thomas à Becket is a highly fra­grant David Austin rose, with a pro­fu­sion of in­for­mal rosettes. It is quick to re­peat and has good dis­ease re­sis­tance. Use as a back­drop for peren­ni­als or a re­laxed flow­er­ing hedge to 1.5m high. Or­der now for win­ter. For more de­tails, email Leigh Siebler, leigh.siebler@big­

4 Flow­er­ing pro­lif­i­cally from sum­mer through to early win­ter Chrysan­the­mum ‘Buniny­ong Bronze’, de­liv­ers a long-last­ing dis­play of blooms. With its neat, com­pact form (60cm x 60cm), it is ideal for cot­tage gar­dens or con­tain­ers. It makes a great cut flower, and pick­ing en­cour­ages more flower stems.

5 Os­teosper­mum ‘Blush­ing Beauty’ is a lovely ad­di­tion to a sunny gar­den bed or pa­tio con­tainer, pro­duc­ing masses of yel­low and pink flow­ers from sum­mer un­til late au­tumn. This com­pact, heat-tol­er­ant plant grows about 35cm high and 50cm wide. It looks won­der­ful in hang­ing bas­kets. bal­laus­



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