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. Choose large plants for instant impact.More advice on growing herbsHow to pick herbs effectively.Learn about medicinal herbs.Planting up a hanging basket with parsley and tomatoes.Potting up a window box with herbs.Propagating lavender and rosemary.
Growing helleboresA must-have for the winter garden, hardy hellebores flower from late-winter to early spring. They also make great cut flowers - simply snip off flower heads and float in a shallow bowl of water.There are many varieties of hellebore
SchizostylisExotic, elegant, yet eminently adaptable, it's time the overlooked schizostylis took a leading role in our gardens.Schizostylis coccinea flowers from late-summer until the first frosts. It has dainty and delicate stems and flowers
of the soil, spacing them evenly.Cover the seeds with a fine layer of vermiculite. Place pots in a heated propagator set at a temperature of around 21°. Water sparingly, but keep the compost moist.Seeds should germinate within 2-3 weeks. Keep plants warm
summer.Learn about five of the most garden-worthy varieties, below.A distinctive variety with fringed petals, 'Forncett Summer' is a striking shade of coral. Height 90cm.Papaver 'Forncett Summer'One of the prettiest of all oriental poppies. The simplicity
Pond plantsWater enhances any garden, and there are a wide range of aquatic plants that will thrive when submerged in a pond. We spoke to expert grower Linda Smith at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2009, who recommended 10 of the best plants for garden