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Choosing the right plants can help create the outdoor style you want – here are the key plants to choose to help bring six different garden styles to life
With space often at a premium, plants in urban gardens have to perform. Choose wisely, and a classy, modern garden can be yours.
Key plants for urban gardens
Bring your garden to life by choosing the right plants - then sit back and enjoy watching the birds, bees, butterflies and more.
Key plants for wildlife-friendly gardens
Pulling off a convincing Mediterranean garden is a popular aspiration for many UK gardeners. Start with a few choice plants however, and you won't go far wrong.
Key plants for Mediterranean gardens
Along with a crisp, geometric layout, contemporary gardens need plants that will fit in a strong, architecturally-driven style.
Key plants for contemporary gardens
A formal garden design is built around balance, symmetry, straight lines and geometric shapes. There are certainly some plants that fit this style but it can be more a matter of how you use them.
Key plants for formal gardens
Cottage-style gardens need verdant and voluptuous planting to get the look - use key plants to help you achieve it.
Key plants for cottage gardens
Get some quick and easy tips from gardener designer, Jack Wallington.
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