Plants For Winter Colour
Inject some colour into your home and garden this winter with plants. When the nights are drawing in, a burst of colour in the garden or home will lift your spirits.
For stunning stems try Cornus ‘Midwinter Fire’ which is prized for its red-orange flame coloured winter stems.
Cornus ‘Midwinter Fire’ (from £12.99)
For beautiful berries plant a Pyracantha, Cotoneaster or Gaultheria. Pyracantha ‘Saphyr Orange’ is an upright shrub with glossy green leaves and orange-red berries. Cotoneaster ‘Cornubia’ has delicate white flowers in May followed by distinctive red berries. Gaultheria procumbens ‘Red Diamond’ is an acid loving small evergreen shrub with long lasting red berries.
Pyracantha (from £14.99), Cotoneaster (from £12.99), Gaultheria ‘Red Diamond’ from (£5.99)
For wonderful winter flowers try Cyclamen, Skimmia, Viburnum or Winter Pansies. Cyclamen might look dainty but they can have a fantastic impact in the winter garden. They are easy to look after and come in a wide variety of colours. Skimmia ‘Rubella’ is an evergreen shrub with beautiful pink-red flowers. Viburnum tinus ‘Gwenllian’ is a medium-sized shrub with dark green leaves and compact clusters of starry white flowers, which open in late winter and then turn to metallic-blue berries. And pansies are a gardeners favourite for winter colour coming in an assortment of striking colours.
Cyclamen (from £2.99), Skimmia (from £14.99), Viburnum (from £14.99), Pansies (from £3.99)
Don’t forget your home too. Heavenly houseplants will brighten your room even on the darkest of winter days. Try a Spathiphyllum Peace Lily with its beautiful white flowers, or Dracaena, a classic foliage houseplant that is easy to look after – both are fantastic for purifying the air too. And when the relatives come to stay at Christmas put a Sansevieria (otherwise known as Mother In Law’s Tongue) in the guest bedroom!
Spathiphyllum (from £3.99), Dracaena (from £14.99), Sansevieria (from £14.99)