Tagged with winter colour

Pretty in Pink – Viburnum bodnantense

Pretty in Pink – Viburnum bodnantense

Anything that flowers in the winter months should be celebrated especially if it’s pink! Plant Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’ in your garden and it will reward you with colour on a cold, grey day. It’s a mediumto large sized deciduous shrub with attractive bronze foliage in autumn and exquisitely fragranced flowers fom November right through till March. … Continue reading

Dogwood Winter Colour Wow!

Dogwood Winter Colour Wow!

January is always grey and after the Christmas snow the garden looks at it’s most bleak and uninviting! But as usual the sight of a group of planted dogwood always lifts my spirits. Grown for their bright stems dogwood looks stunning planted in groups and will lift any garden border in the winter. Whether you … Continue reading

Winter Garden Design – Using Focal Points

Winter Garden Design – Using Focal Points

As a garden designer in Hertfordshire I think it’s really important that our gardens work for us in the winter months. You can do this by creating a ‘focal point’. It will add interest and colour at a time when most of your other plants have died down. By making a statement with plants or … Continue reading

Easy Plants for a Front Garden

Easy Plants for a Front Garden

Front gardens often get neglected and dismissed when it comes to plants. But a small area can still look great if planted well. Choosing low maintenance, slow growing evergreens is one way of providing texture and colour all year round. This courtyard front garden worked well keeping the planting simple with interesting foliage. Euonymus are … Continue reading

Evergreen Clematis ‘Wisley Cream’

Evergreen Clematis ‘Wisley Cream’

If you haven’t got the space in your garden for a clematis armandii but would like a clematis that is evergreen – consider planting one of these. It’s one of my favourites and is called clematis cirrhosa ‘Wisley Cream’. It has small, creamy, bell-shaped flowers and mid-green leaves that are retained throughout the year. It … Continue reading

Hellebores in Hertfordshire

Hellebores in Hertfordshire

It’s always exciting to discover new local things. Last week I visited Hertfordshire Hellebores based in Levens Green near Ware. It’s only 25 minutes drive from Hitchin and they are open from Jan 30th – March 31st.  In their large polytunnel you will find an excellent range of good quality plants for sale. For garden … Continue reading