Winter-Spring Flowers in the Garden

Winter-Spring Flowers in the Garden

Winter-Spring Flowers in the Garden  –  these colourful perennials are a joy to behold in late winter, early spring tempting us to believe that spring is finally approaching.   The first to flower in the garden is usually the Primrose, followed closely by the...
Hellebore flowers in Winter or Spring

Hellebore flowers in Winter or Spring

Hellebore flowers in Winter or Spring  –  may still be viewed in all their glory at Hadlow College, near Tonbridge, Kent in the Broadview Gardens and also purchased at their Broadview Garden Centre.  These colourful perennials bring much needed colour and...
Coloured tree bark in winter

Coloured tree bark in winter

Coloured tree bark in winter   – may be seen at Wakehurst Place in West Sussex and Hadlow College in Kent.  The different birch (Betula) and gum trees (Eucalpytus) look stunning as a backdrop for other plants, particularly the dogwoods (Cornus).  The ornamental...
Winter flowering trees and shrubs

Winter flowering trees and shrubs

Winter flowering trees and shrubs –  give a real boost to the long winter days and can also provide wonderful scent.  The following photographs of trees and shrubs were taken at Wakehurst Place near Ardingly, West Sussex (www.kew.org/wakehurst) this month when...
Winter Coloured Stems

Winter Coloured Stems

Winter Coloured Stems   –  Winter stems provide the garden with much needed colour and at Hadlow College near Tonbridge, Kent, the Broadview garden beds of Cornus and Salix plants give a dramatic spectacle that can lift the spirit and bring a smile to all.  From...
Autumn Berries in Kent Gardens

Autumn Berries in Kent Gardens

Autumn Berries in Kent Gardens – Berries and rose hips add another dimension to autumnal and winter days bringing colour and vibrancy into our gardens and countryside.  Not only do they provide beauty but they are also a great source of food for wildlife.  Here...