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You need hands!

You need hands!

Carl Thunberg, who travelled in Japan in the late 18th century, gave it the species name palmatum, describing the hand-shaped leaves.

Get some Jack Frost sparkle

Get some Jack Frost sparkle

Recently there has been an explosion in the number of variegated forms available and members are growing them with great success.

Lime green at seventeen

Lime green at seventeen

None of this can convey the ‘Look at me!’ bravado of a plant in full flower.

Study in scarlet

Study in scarlet

It looks wonderful in dappled shade when, in early summer, individual shafts of light pick up the rich red and gold.

Elegant white spires

Elegant white spires

It repays just that little bit of effort on our part with beautiful, elegant white spires.

Flying the flag

Flying the flag

If you don’t already know, which I didn’t, the Blue Ensign is a flag used by . . .

A welcome guest

A welcome guest

What makes a welcome guest? Someone who’s good company . . .

An upright american

An upright american

This plant brings us to Number 24 and takes us to the west coast of the US.

Golden lanterns

Golden lanterns

She needs a bit of coddling but will repay you well.

A tree for all seasons

A tree for all seasons

Gardeners are always looking for small trees and there are many varieties of sorbus that fill that role

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