Sarah's Top 10 Shrubs and climbers

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    Clematis x cartmanii 'Avalanche'
    Clematis x cartmanii 'Avalanche'

    £27.95

    Dense with white flower, this really does cascade down from a shrub or tree like an avalanche. We have it growing up through our amelanchier, in the...

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    Philadelphus 'Manteau d'Hermine'
    Philadelphus 'Manteau d'Hermine'

    Starting at £18.50

    There are few scents to rival philadelphus - or 'Mock Orange' - and few varieties more glamorous than this long-standing garden classic 'Manteau...

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    Lonicera periclymenum 'Rhubarb and Custard'®
    Lonicera periclymenum 'Rhubarb and Custard'®

    Starting at £26.95

    A new, quite compact form of ruby-flowered, deliciously scented honeysuckle with an extended flowering season. It's quick growing too. I love to pick...

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    Trachelospermum jasminoides
    Trachelospermum jasminoides

    Starting at £15.50

    One of the strongest perfumed flowers in my garden. An evergreen which is reliably hardy in Sussex. I have had it growing on the Oast now for 20...

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    Daphne x transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance'
    Daphne x transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance'

    Starting at £14.95

    A brilliant daphne which does not get too big and comes into flower as the others finish to give you the most humungously scented flowers from...

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    Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' syn. 'Sterile'
    Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' syn. 'Sterile'

    £17.95

    Also known as the Snowball Bush, my favourite foliage plant for late spring and early summer picking. From early May, this is covered in bright...

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    Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'
    Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'

    Starting at £7.50

    This is my all round favourite hydrangea, which opens the cleanest, brightest, acid green. Then the flowers fully flatten and turn pure ivory, before...

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    Clematis 'Prince Charles'
    Clematis 'Prince Charles'

    Starting at £22.95

    Very reliable and long-flowering, covered in light blue flowers from late June until the end of August. Fantastic with climbing roses or, as you'll...

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    Hydrangea arborescens 'Incrediball'
    Hydrangea arborescens 'Incrediball'

    Starting at £29.95

    An offspring from the classic 'Annabelle', loved for its larger heads and stronger necks, to keep its vast pompoms looking perky and upstanding.

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    Sarcococca hookeriana 'Winter Gem'
    Sarcococca hookeriana 'Winter Gem'

    Starting at £7.50

    This is a plant that you'll sniff out before you've seen it – with a beautiful jasmine scent which wafts around the garden in mid winter. It...