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, three came along at once.A green-veined white, Pieris napi, was the first to appear, fluttering down to examine the mock orange flowers. This is probably the most widespread of the ‘cabbage’ whites, since it occurs commonly throughout the British Isles
Should snowdrops be planted in spring in-the-green (after the flowers have died down but when their foliage is still green and lush) or as dry bulbs in autumn? It's a question that divides opinion in even the most prestigious horticultural circles
foliage. Height/spread 1.2m x 90cm.Corsican hellebore, Helleborus argutifoliusDespite its name, it's not that likely to flower for Christmas - more usually seen flowering from late-winter. Flowers are white, though sometimes flushed pink, and flat
, and Helleborus niger, the Christmas rose, which starts to flush pink in January and February.Januarywinteran hourHelleborus niger 10cm pot x3Carex buchananii 2 litre pot x130cm satin zinc cube potPeat free, multi-purpose compostElectric drillCrocksWatering can
lime-green tobacco plants will be passed their best, however, you'll still have the phormiums and heucheras to enjoy over winter. May - JuneJune - September30 minutesPhormium 'Jester'Phormium cookianumHeuchera 'Prince' x2Dwarf tobacco plants, e
June - August20 minutesRue, Ruta graveolens 'Jackman's Blue'Miniature patio roses x2Pale green thyme, Thymus pulegioides 'Foxley'Garlic chives x3Small lavender, such as 'Munstead' x3Window boxCrocksPeat-free multi-purpose compostPlace the crocks
Borders, in our two videos from the Berryfields garden.May - AugustJune - October20 minutesCanna 'Tropicanna'Pineapple lily, Eucomis bicolorSedumLarge square potCompostPut the pot in its final sunny spot, so you won't need to move it later. Add crocks
A ring or whorl of sepals, which may be coloured and petal-like or green. Helps to protect the flower in bud.
The leaf-like outer segment at the base of a flower that resembles a petal. A division of the clayx that's usually green, but may be coloured.
.Types to sow now include crimson clover, fenugreek, field lupins - even broad beans. They germinate and grow quickly and reduce weed growth. Flowering varieties even attract bees and beneficial insects.Nothing could be simpler, and the green manures help break