label which will inform you that the plant you are buying will become a large shrub that likes most soil types.
If you want to be a good gardener then you need to get as much plant knowledge as you can absorb and even though the local garden centre is a good place to start it is far from the be all and end all. You should get yourself a list of plants before you go on a shopping mission at the garden centre. Try using a good plant finder the RHS or BBC plantfinders can really help, alongside any crib notes gathered from visiting local gardens.
Finally, its important to think about all year round interest – this is bordering on design and maybe somewhat object, but a good rule of thumb is to try and allow for a backbone of plants that will provide all year interest – that’s plants with foliage and form, plants that just have a natural ability to look good without flowers.