This is my friend Martin from the course at Stanmer Park at City College Brighton & Hove. He's a great gardener too, of course. Look at the structural plant to his right. This is called Fatsia japonica, and you will notice this quite alot in gardens front and back in Brighton. It appreciates shade and damp and will grow in most soils. I love it myself for its architectural leaves jutting out in all directions. Stanmer Park is worth a visit. Some of the planting is amazing there and they have beautiful cherry trees (Prunus) which flower in Spring.