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Category Archives: winter colour

Plants to help bees through the winter

An interesting article from Alice Bowe giving details of some of the best plants to grow to help bees during the winter months.  See the Times article here Her suggested plants include: Winter clematis –Clematis cirrhosa** Mahonia – Mahonia x media Winter heather – Erica carnea Cornus mas – Cornelian...
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Winter gardens and the silver birch

Winter gardens are becoming very fashionable and one of the ‘main stays’ is very often the Silver Birch with its wonderful white trunk.  We have a range of sizes of jacquemontii  including ‘Moonbeam’ which is especially bred for the smaller garden with its maximum height of 10m.  ...
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Sarococcas for delicious winter fragrance

“Sarcococcas are tough and easy to grow, and will find the garden with delicious fragrance”, writes Joe Swift in The Telegraph a couple of weeks ago. Sarcococcas are compact, evergreen shrubs, with simple, leathery leaves and tiny, fragrant creamy-white flowers in winter or spring, followed by red, purple or black...
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Winter colour in your garden

Despite the cold snap there are still a lot of colourful plants on the nursery providing wonderful winter colour.  Polyanthus, primroses, pansies and violas. We have some double primroses which come from division rather than seed. These are really touch and will last for years in the border.  We also...
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