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Spotlight on plants

NEW! Piet Oudolf's Top 100 plants

Piet Oudolf is a world-famous garden designer, nurseryman and writer. In 2013, he singled out the 100 plants he won't do without and we have them all listed for you here in Shoot.

10 plants for shade

By garden designer Jill Anderson. Jill gives advice about selecting plants for shade and how to help them thrive.

Container planting combinations
By London garden designer Claudia de Yong. Thinking about planting some containers? Here are some combination ideas for you.
VIDEO - A great planting combination for a sunny position
By Andrew McIndoe of Hillier Nurseries. Three shrubs that go very well together!
VIDEO - Spring plant focus on Acacia dealbata 'Gaulois Astier'
By Andrew McIndoe of Hillier Nurseries. A focus on a fragrant, pretty shrub called Acacia dealbata 'Gaulois Astier' ideal for sheltered locations.
VIDEOS - Some spring planting favourites
By Andrew McIndoe of Hillier Nurseries. As Spring approaches Andrew introduces us to some star spring plants. Click any plant name below to read more about the plants discussed and to add them to your own 'Plants I want' lists.
VIDEO - Good, reliable shrubs for any situation
By Andrew McIndoe of Hillier Nurseries. Andrew tells us about good, reliable performers and some great shrub planting combinations suitable for any garden.
VIDEO - Bulletproof plants
By Andrew McIndoe of Hillier Nurseries. An introduction to a selection of fail-proof plants for your garden. Ideal if you are new to gardening!