For a copy of the fruit and ornamental tree catalogue, or the more extensive main catalogue, send four first-class stamps to the address above. TEXT VAL BURTON AND ANNE DE VERTEUIL GARDEN INSPIRATIONS A tender touch CLOCKWISE. FROM ABOVE: the showy AbutHon Kentish Belle; A. Ashford Red gives intense colour; delicate A. Canary Bird; the exotic and more tender A. megapotamicum; A. pictum Thompsonii has apricot flowers with crimson veins; A. Canary Bird adds height to a container. For followers of the new trend towards exotic colour in the garden, abutilons are a must DINING TABLE EXTENSION IDEAS The so-called New Exoticism brought about by some pioneering gardeners and a run of unusually hot British summers has introduced flamboyant tropical planting into our gardens and revived the appetite for colour. Abutilons epitomise this new mood. They tend to be collectors plants, not because they are difficult to grow, but because once youve grown one or two you want to grow more and more. Refined members of the mallow family, abutilons come in varying degrees of hardiness and need to be grown in a sheltered spot, in either sun or dappled shade.