• Chris Jackson

More About Winter Colour



Just read a great article in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Magazine - The Garden November 2018 Edition written by David Hurrion who is a popular journalist, broadcaster, horticulturist and a floral judge for the RHS.

Four Season Garden Maintenance want to share information to encourage gardeners old and new to get the best they can out of their garden all year round by sharing top tips.

In his article David talks about how gardens are getting 'ever smaller' so we can concentrate on creating eye-catching displays even in the most limited of space by using containers, planters and pots.

Being passionate about gardening Four Season Garden Maintenance liked how the article states 'you can enjoy long-lasting displays in the darkest of days of winter - precisely when you need colour to lift your spirits'.

You can also get creative with what you are putting your plants in. This time of year winter plants are slow growing and do not command as much space to you afford to fit a few more in your display to add the impact you are looking for.

If you are in need of inspiration for planters you can always visit Four Season Garden Maintenance on Pinterest, it's free to join and really easy to set up. If your not familiar with Pinterest it's a great place to save your gardening ideas and pictures - it's kind of an online scrapbook. It is definitely inspirational!

Here is the link to our Pinterest which will get you started...

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/fseasongardenma/boards/

We have 68 boards containing over 26,000 pins of information to get you started.

(Pins are pictures and links you can save and read)

We are currently having an average of 34,600 visitors per month showing interest in our gardening information so we know there is something for everyone.

For subjects in this blog you might want to start with our board titled Containers, Planters & Pots.

We love to support and visit our local garden nurseries in Bradford all year round if we can. When we are creating our winter planters it's a great way to support local garden centres and nursery businesses.

So here's David Hurrion's list of 15 plants to add winter colour with flowers, foliage and fruit to your garden...

x Heucherella 'Sweet Tea'

Viola wittrockiana

Solanum pseudocapsicum

Jacobaea maritima

Viola wittrockiana 'Ultimate Morpho' (Ultima series)

Cyclamen hybrid

Hedera helix 'White Wonder'

Brassica oleracea (Capita Group)

Calocaphalus brownii

Primula Bonneli Series

Heuchera 'Green Spice'

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

Brassica oleracea (Capita Group) - Different colour

Viola wittrockiana 'Fizzle Sizzle Blue' (Frizzle Sizzle Series)

Calluna vulgaris 'Pink Angie' (Garden Girls Series).

The RHS Magazine 'The Garden' is a free monthly publication when you join the RHS and it's a great read. You may be able to download David's full article on the rhs.org.uk website if you would like to see the pictures of to go with the plant list.


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