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Early Colour In The Foliage Garden


By AndrewR


You may remember last autumn I planted up a new foliage garden (in my ‘Bit on the Side’). Even with cold weather and a late spring, there is colour there.

Choisya ternata ‘Sundance’ in morning sun

Pseudowintera colorata. This New Zealand shrub is happy in even quite heavy shade as long as the soil stays moist

Helleborus x sternii ‘Silver Dollar’

Farfugium japonicum ‘Argenteum’. This one has been on my ‘wants’ list for ages since I saw it growing in a garden in South America. It will gradually build up into a clump three feet across in damp shade (provided the slugs leave it alone).

I will post more photos of this area during the year but why not visit? Open Garden on Sunday 25th April and at other times by appointment.

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Wish I could visit Andrew ... would love to see it up close. But for now ... that Pseudowintera is stunning and the Helleborus is just lovely. What great additions to your foliage garden.

14 Mar, 2010


Lovely colours to brighten up the soil Andrew :)

14 Mar, 2010


Pitty you live so far away or I'd be able to come to your open day :o( . Never mind , I can see your photos instead.

14 Mar, 2010


will keep my eye out for that Pseudowintera bottom of my garden is very shady always on the look out for shade loving plants, thanks Andrew

14 Mar, 2010


I just love Spring the colors are so beautiful after our winter

14 Mar, 2010


Nice Andrew, I saw pseudowintera recently and was tempted. Now I wish I'd bought it for my damp shaded border!

14 Mar, 2010


lovely shrubs andrew.

14 Mar, 2010


lovely andrew, spring has sprung at last :o)

14 Mar, 2010


Nice blog as everyone says spring at last.

15 Mar, 2010

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