Posts tagged December

Thuja ‘Rheingold’

The Thuja Rheingold can grow to a height of 3½ – 5ft, and a spread of 2½ – 4ft. It looks best between November – April. The yellow-green foliage of this slow-growing conifer turns to luminous old gold in winter. Thuja Occidentalis ‘Aurea’ has the same conical shape, but grows more vigorously than ‘Rheingol [...]

Erica x Darleyensis

The scented flowers of Erica x Darleyensis provide a graceful backdrop for snowdrops. Grows to a max height of 1.6ft and spreads to 2ft. This plant looks best between December-April. The hardiness of heaths is a gardening legend, and there can be few more uplifting sights in winter than the spectacle of this heath cheerfully flowering in the [...]

Early Winter

DECEMBER Now is the time for taking stock and replanning. New beds and paths can be made and garden carpentry carried out. If the weather permits, continue major digging, tidying up of beds and ground preparation. Complete any reconstruction of the rock garden, and refill window boxes with fresh soil. TREES AND SHRUBS Plant deciduous tree [...]

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