Winter

 

Winter doesn’t have to mean dull and lifeless, there are many plants that can create interest and brighten up your garden at this time of year. Look out for colourful bark, berries, evergreen foliage and scented flowers. During this season plants are at their most interesting stage. Clumps of vivid dogwood will light up, when backlit by the low winter sun, creating a strong focal point in your garden. Also the architectural shapes of a birch along with the texture of its bark is at its most striking.

 

Plants to consider

Sarcoccoca confusa

Behila white jacometti (silver birch)

Helleborus orientalis

Mahonia media charity

Cornus sanguinea midwinter fire (dog wood)

Acer Griseum