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Category Archives: winter planters

Autumn Borders, Winter Bedding, Trees and Hedging

Autumn Borders Asters – or Symphyotrichum (as we ought to call them now) are in full flower. We still have a good selection of the novae-anglia mildew resistant varieties, lovely shades of mauve, purple pink and white.  A nice change from the red and yellow autumn colours. Salvias are looking...
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The Winter Garden

January is the time for cleaning and clearing in the winter garden.  If you are still enjoying the seed heads of your grasses you can leave them a little longer, but make sure you cut them down hard before the new growth appears or you will be left with a...
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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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