Favourite plants

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Cary Goode rec­om­mends:

❍ Daphne bholua Jac­que­line Pos­till is a sturdy, up­right, ev­er­green shrub that pro­duces its won­der­fully scented flow­ers in in­cred­i­ble pro­fu­sion from Fe­bru­ary to April

❍ Physo­car­pus op­uli­folius Di­abolo for the sake of its re­mark­able dark choco­late-pur­ple fo­liage, the per­fect set­ting for its white flow­ers, which quickly turn to red berries

❍ Rosa x odor­ata Mutabilis for the sake of the unique colour­ing of its flow­ers

❍ Ver­bena bonar­ien­sis—its height, stur­di­ness and airi­ness make it in­valu­able

❍ As­tran­tias such as Buck­land (with an end­less sup­ply of green-and-pink flow­ers) and Roma (with an equally end­less sup­ply of pure-pink ones)

❍ Any veron­i­cas­trum—they’re in­dis­pens­able for adding height and colour to late­sea­son bor­ders

❍ Any vibur­num, an enor­mously var­ied, use­ful and beau­ti­ful fam­ily of shrubs

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