Attractive and beautiful winter plants ?

Winter in your garden doesn't have to be grey, leafless and boring. With the right planting you can make it even more attractive in winter than it is in the summer !

Evergreen

Evergreen plants play a vital role in garden structure. Not on their own but in connection with the right underplanting you will have a beautiful garden all year round !

Colour

Yes there are plants that flower beautifully in late autumn, early winter. See some on this page below. However it's not just about the flowers. Some shrubs have gorgeous and colourful stems for example.

Fregrance

Smell .. most summer flowers give off amazing scents, so it's easy in the summer. For winter there's also few less known.. read on

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The most beautiful plant I always admire at the end of gardening season, to me surely it is "NERINE BOWDENII"

It's colour is out of this world, especially around the grey reality of autumn.
It's a bulb which multiplies and grows each season giving even more colour each following year.

One warning if you decide to plant it. Don't burry it deeply. It's bulbs need to be right at the surface.

NERINE BOWDENII in flower

NERINE BOWDENII in flower

NERINE BOWDENII and it's bulbs

See below more of the plants I find most powerful when it comes to winter attractiveness

Heathers

Late autumn / winter flowers

Cyclamen

Late autumn / winter flowers

Sarcococca

Winter flowers plus berries. Black berries come with sarcococca confusa, red berries you will find on sarcococca ruscifolia.
The most amazing and sweet fragrance when you're around them in Late December / January in the UK.

Now some more plants that others would recommend for winter gardens however these are rather early spring show offs .. Flowering from around March in the UK.

Forsythias

flowers March through April

Witch hazel

Late winter / early spring flowers

Quince

In the Uk it come give gorgeous blossom between April and May.

Cornus - dog wood

Flowers in the summer but very distinct and brightly coloured stems throught the winter make it a quite attractive winter shrub.

Now... if the above is new to you, give it a go and try these in your garden ! Alternatively if you'd like to have a winter garden or a winter border created for you then just get in touch ! We will do it for you.
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