FROM THE HEART
Everybody has a shady corner that is crying out for a bit of spring colour. Here, a good sturdy hosta thrives under the canopy of Lamprocapnos, also known as bleeding heart, Dutchman’s breeches or lady in the bath: one of those flowers that can be used to excite small children about plants.
Herbaceous, thriving in light shade or under deciduous shrubs. Divide in early spring or autumn, or take root cuttings in winter. HxS 60cm x 60cm
Hosta ‘Barbara Ann’
Named after two lab technicians, Barbara and Ann. Good slug resistance for a hosta. Produces white flowers in midsummer. HxS 50cm x 90cm
Ajuga reptans ‘Braunherz’
Useful evergreen, ground-hugging perennial. Good for retaining soil on banks. HxS 20cm x 80cm