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Pick salads slowly

Go easy on picking winter salads. Though winter lettuces and the hardy salad leaf mixes will carry on growing through the winter months

Plants for shade

Most gardens have a shady spot: a north-facing wall, perhaps, or under a tree, or in the shadow of a nearby building. Learn to love your shade: you'll find a world of new plants opens up, and you get a cool, pleasant nook to sit out of the heat of the day: perfect for enjoying an iced drink af…

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Plant of the Week: Camellia sasanqua

Plant of the Week: Camellia sasanqua

Flowers in winter are as rare and precious as jewels, and this lovely camellia is among the most prized and spectacular of them all.

Blooming from late autumn right through till spring, there are few shrubs which offer such fantastic value, with handsome and glossy dark green foliage all year round, brilliantly coloured, delicately fragranced flowers and a robust, low-maintenance constitution. 'Crimson King' is a favourite, with deep crimson single flowers surrounding golden-yellow stamens. 'Narumigata' is pink-blushed white; while 'Plantation Pink' is covered in masses of candyfloss pink blooms and has an upright habit which makes it easy to train against a wall.