Tag: winter

WINTER COLOUR – light up the winter gloom

Best flowering shrubs and plants for winter colour. When it comes to winter colour and winter flowering shrubs in the garden, my dad, years ago, used to shake his head and utter dire predictions if I mentioned I had been out on the plot, say, any time after October’. ‘Oh, dinna ging intae the gairden …

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RELIABLE SHRUBS – no-fuss planting and colourful rewards

Reliable shrubs are those, in my book, that will survive the winder undamaged and not need anything in the way of weather protection. Because, let’s face it, when autumn come along the thoughts of the caring gardener turn to cossetting tender shrubs. Yes, these temperamental treasures in the garden are going to need shelter, a …

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