Winter Colour 2

There are plants that are principally known for their Winter show and largely non descript at other times. The plant can often be decidious and the flowers or berries borne on bare stems. These plants may have foliage throughout the year but this is not what they’re recognised for. Hamamelis mollis ‘Pallida’ (Chinese Witch Hazel) […]

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Ornamental Grasses

These Ornamental plants are incredibly easy to look after. Most are almost self sufficient. Once in situ they offer texture, shape, colour and structure. An example would be Cortaderia selloana (Pampas Grass). In the 1970’s, there was a popular trend in planting Pampas in a small frontage, then to find it 20 years on dominating […]

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Shrubs for Small Spaces

Foliage, flowers and berries can all be achieved despite having a small area to play with. There are Conifers, Pines and Junipers which are slow growing but strictly speaking not dwarf. Thuja Teddy, Picea glauca conica and Juniperus green carpet. it’s more they stay smaller for longer. There are, however, compact shrubs that stay in this habit […]

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Low Risk Perennials

Good housekeeping of plants/sufficient air circulation can cut the risk of disease and fungal infections but some plants are naturally resilient. Perennials with this trait can be incorporated in the open space and have an impact on neighbouring varieties. While these are not free from problems, under the right conditions very easy to keep. Phlox […]

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Easy Maintenance Shrubs

An ideal method of planting would be to incorporate those flowering, providing foliage in your garden and needing no care at all. Right? Of course, only if you like them! With careful planting, you can achieve an amass of colour throughout most of the year with little pruning and no special time to do it. […]

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