Posted: 12/04/2016 at 14:57
I dont have much winter colour I only have a hand full of evergreens in my whole garden, but I dont have a big garden either to accommodate what I want and lots of winter interest. I do have some winter interest with a camilia - viburnum tinus - hellebores - evergreen tiarella / heuchera and snowdrops. If I had a bigger garden I love to have some large topiary.
I decided I wanted mostly a late flowering herbaceous borders, I have fruit trees and a newly planted amelanchier - laburnum to add structure and spring interest and some late spring - early summer flowering perennials and bulbs.
Heleniums are one of my main plants for summer flowering to the first frost, I will have four variety's by tomorrow, I got sahin early - moerheim beauty - indian summer and waltraut hopefully arriving tomorrow. I have some allium sphaerocephalon planted with helenium sahin early but unsure how well it will turn out.
I have kniphofia Timothy planted with allium christophii.