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Gardeners' World - - We Love April -

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.

Lam­p­ro­cap­nos spectabilis

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

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