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Leaf power

Foliage plants are not restricted to shades of green. You’ll find vibrant tones of red, burgundy, purple, pink, silver and even gold. It’s difficult to go wrong with these plants, so use them as a permanent framework for your garden, providing splashes of colour from season to season.

Design tips

Use warm colours and variegated foliage sparingly, as a way to draw attention to a particular area or as a focal point.

Pay attention to the size of the leaves, as large foliage tends to bring things closer. Finer foliage gives the illusion

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