Category Archives: Winter Articles

Winter Wonders

  Sarcococaa (pictured) is one of the best shade tolerant shrubs for planting under trees and in similar situations. The species originate in China and the Himalayas and are related...
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Scent of Winter sense of spring…

Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ is a wonderful example of a winter evergreen with its highly scented flowers.   The scent from my mother’s Daphne (pictured) hits visitors to her house...
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January Jollies

There are plenty of eye-catching evergreen plants to keep the garden from looking gloomy in January. Some of them are very common and fade into the background in spring and...
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Christmas flower arranging

I absolutely love decorating the house with floral arrangements at this time of year. I use anything and everything that I can get my hands on from the garden and...
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Berry Christmas

Gaultheria is an evergreen shrub, which produces some of the best winter berries for pots, hanging baskets or flowerbeds. Gaultherias do well grown in acid to neutral soil, like rhododendrons...
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The Christmas Rose

Every garden should have a couple of Hellebores for their beautiful flowers between now and April. Easy to grow and frost hardy, they work anywhere from the mixed border to...
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Winter Beauty

The onset of winter can often reduce the garden to bare branches and dead flower heads. It is completely possible to have eye catching colour here and there, enough to...
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