A lot of the time, a plant's botanic name can give us useful info about what it looks like, and behaves like. Even if, like most of us, you didn't do Latin or Greek at school, it's easy to pick up the main words. You'll begin to recognise them and before long you'll be speaking Plant!
St Patrick's Day is a great day to celebrate Irishness in all its many forms. And a big part of that is the green-ness of the country. Recreate some of that lush Irish greenery, with a smart choice of plants.
Our favourite deciduous trees and shrubs to give you autumn colour as the days cool and the nights lengthen. And for more tropical climates, our recommendations for evergreen plants with coloured leaves, for that toasty spice-coloured feeling.