While I write this, I am sitting out in the garden in the early morning September sunshine, and winter seems a long way away!
But September and October are planting months, and following on from our blog post on top plants for Autumn colour, we’ve shared here some ideas for plants that will give a good display of colour in winter and/or early spring.
Never think that a garden in winter must look dull! There are plenty of plants around which flower during the winter months and the berries of plants can also make you garden look vibrant, even in the depths of winter.
Evergreen Shrubs with Berries
Evergreen Shrubs with Flowers
Daphne (e.g. Daphne bholua with wonderful scent or Daphne odora)
Lonicera x purpusii (semi evergreen, a bit of a thug, but wonderful fragrance)
Deciduous Shrubs with Flowers
Clematis cirrhosa (both evergreen)
Helleborus niger and orientalis
Bulbs and Corms
Iris reticulata and danfordiae
September and October are wonderful planting months as all the new seasons plants become available in the garden centres and nurseries.
Image Credits: martinrstone (Iris reticulata), jack berry (Holly) D H Wright (Pyracantha), peganum (Daphne), amandabhslater (Winter Jasmine), Hunda (Clematis), Morgaine (Bergenia), TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋) (Candytuft)