Plant/Garden Jottings

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 interest into the garden from mid winter to late...

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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 cherry (Prunus serrula) has...

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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 there was snow on the ground.  Although...

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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 a distance the colours of...

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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 are a selection of garden trees and...

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Autumn flowers in the garden

Autumn flowers in the garden

- Flowering plants to extend the season of colour and interest during the autumn are invaluable to any garden.  Here are a few to choose from that will remain until the first hard frosts of winter.  All are perennials except for the Hydrangea and will appear each year...

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