All gardens need a backbone of shrubs to give structure and depth on which to build, and which will also provide a real lift to a garden. We have a vast range of shrubs which change on a seasonal basis.
Evergreen shrubs enable the garden to still look interesting in the most winter-weary months – Ceanothus, Escallonia and Viburnum are excellent evergreen plants that also produce a mass of flowers in spring and summer and Elaeagnus Ebbingei and Daphne Odora Marinara for glorious perfume.
For autumn interest, why not consider something different – Callicarpa bodineri “Profusion” - yes it is a mouthful, sorry, but it is a stunner in the autumn – the bright, and we really do mean very bright, vibrant cerise berries are a real site to be seen on plants that grow up to 1.8m (5 feet) high
Caryopteris and Ceratostigma- with their mesmerising blue flowers all autumn are also favourites of ours.
Plan for Winter
There’s plenty to choose from for Winter colour too – all gardens need one of the Viburnum tinus cultivars – we have several different varieties – with their flowers from Sept to March they are a must have for colour and attracting wildlife all winter.
And Kate will insist that ever garden needs a Nandina – if you want to know all about these, then pop in and see Kate – its her all time favourite!