winter garden

  1. Creating winter colour

    Creating winter colour
    Everyone expects gardens to be at their spendiferous, colourful best in spring and summer, with autumn bringing warmth and texture. When we think of winter in the garden, we often think drab, dormant and boring... But it doesn't have to be that way. By choosing your plants cleverly, you can have a garden that is filled with colour all year...
  2. Colourful plants that brave winter

    Colourful plants that brave winter
    As the days begin to cool, a new wave of colour invades the garden. Clockwise from top left: Japanese maple, pin oak, azaleas, crepe myrtle. Colours glow as Japanese maples turn fiery red, crimson and gold. In cooler spots, pin oak will turn a brilliant scarlet and the orange leaves of the crepe myrtle make a last splash of colour...
  3. Hellebores

    Hellebores
    A little bit about hellebores Got a shady outdoor spot in need of colour? Hardy hellebores are a delightful way to brighten it up. Hellebores feature beautiful, open flowers ranging from lime green and mauve, to white, dusty pink and crimson. As a clump-forming plant, hellebores are great for propagation and given the right care, can last for many years...
  4. The winter vegie patch

    The winter vegie patch
    Winter is one of the best times of the year to grow vegetables as there are delicious crops to grow, bothersome pests and diseases are taking a winter break and mild temperatures mean there’s less stress on both plants and the gardener.
  5. Cyclamen

    Cyclamen
    For a beautiful indoor flower display from late autumn through winter you can't go past cyclamen. Their unique heart-shaped flowers and blooms ranging from white and pink to mauve and red also make them an impressive gift. A little bit about Cyclamen Botanical name: Cyclamen Height: Cyclamen can grow up to 20cm high but growth will be contained in pots. Cyclamen is...

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