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Take a look at what’s hot in plants, curl up with a beau­ti­ful new book and cast your eye over some great ideas for your gar­den and their flow­ers are great for pick­ing. They also have good mildew re­sis­tance. tes­se­laar.net.au

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Achil­lea mille­folium ‘Peachy Se­duc­tion’ has flat-topped clus­ters of tiny flow­ers, held above feath­ery fo­liage. This com­pact peren­nial filler reaches 60cm high and wide, mak­ing it ideal among roses or along sunny bor­ders. Achil­lea are re­li­able in heat, and they at­tract bees and but­ter­flies. in­spi­ra­tional­gar­den­ing.com.au

Dalaya dahlia 'Shari' is one va­ri­ety in this range of com­pact dahlias, which in­cludes ‘Bali’, ‘Shiva’, ‘Devi’ and the charm­ing pink ‘Yogi’, with a strik­ing dark cen­tre. Per­fect for pots or gar­den beds, th­ese dahlias pro­duce lots of semi-dou­ble, bi­colour blooms through sum­mer and au­tumn. They don't need stak­ing, as they have strong stems, Hy­drangea ‘Miss Saori’ was the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year for 2014. Bred in Ja­pan, its deep rose mar­gins soften to white cen­tres, and its eye-catch­ing bur­gundy-tinted fo­liage deep­ens in colour dur­ing the au­tumn months. sprint­hor­ti­cul­ture.com

Starry-flow­ered Pen­tas pro­duce a mass of bright, uni­form flow­ers in spring and sum­mer, and Pen­tas Per­fect for Pots is a range of tight, com­pact plants that are use­ful for easy-care colour in con­tain­ers. Hues in­clude deep red, white and this pretty laven­der. flo­ri­ana.com.au

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