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The evergreen foliage of the skimmia, pittosporum and ivy set against a backdrop of carex, provide year-round interest in this elegant container display. Red tulips add a splash of colour in spring, while skimmia berries provide autumn and winter
The orange-coloured stems of the dogwood 'Winter Beauty' add a fiery touch to an autumn garden, and they'll continue to steal the show until spring. An evergreen fern acts as a lush green cushion beneath it throughout winter, while the bright red
these plants at your local nursery and it's possible to plant the skimmias and stipas in the garden when they outgrow the display.Put safety first: be sure to buy lights that are safe for outdoor use, which usually means they'll have a transformer between
to nourish them.AdamBoth the skimmia and the heuchera will be happy planted out into a shady spot in the garden in spring.Inspiration and jobs for winterCreating a winter display of dogwood, snowdrops and lilyturf.Winter-pruning wisteria.Wrapping bananas
This colourful display of bronze-coloured foliage, orange flowers and the red berries of the skimmia will warm up any cold or dull winter's day. You can vary the colours with other varieties of phormium, heuchera and pansy if you prefer, but all
How to plant hyacinths in a pot.How to layer bulbs in a pot.Planting up a Christmas pot.Creating a container of fiery winter colours with dogwood, fern and skimmia.Making a Christmas wreath.Planting up a festive container with cyclamen and cineraria.
uncut, as it looks lovely when frosted. Inspiration for autumn colourCreating an autumn display of dogwoods, snowdrops and lilyturf.Adding autumn colour with skimmia, heuchera and euonymus.Planting up an autumn container with dogwood, fern and skimmia.
the compost surface with small pebbles for a decorative finish.AdamDeadhead the pansies regularly to keep the flowers going through the winter.More winter colour inspirationAdding winter colour with dogwood, fern and skimmia.Creating a winter pot display
with seasonal fillers, a container can provide colour throughout the year.Containers also give you the opportunity to grow plants that wouldn't otherwise thrive in your garden. Those with chalky alkaline soils can grow acid-loving plants in ericaceous compost