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Many salaams to Beverley Nichols


for list of recommended plants that will flower in the winter. Copy out instead of being miserable! Plan where to hunt them in the coming months when funds available. Use together if possible, in blank canvas area so they give a good show next winter .
Contact me PM for copy of growing advice from B.N.

Acacia Baileyana- Mimosa – Devon, Cornwall in shelter.
Winter Aconite – will flower even if covered with snow.
Chimonanthus fragrans – aka Wintersweet.
Jasminum nudiflorum.
Hamamelis mollis – aka Witch Hazel.
Erica Carnea – aka Heather
Petasites fragrans – aka Winter Heliotrope
Iris stylosa.
Crocus imperati.
Lonicera fragrantissima – aka Winter Honeysuckle.
Corylopsis spicata- plant in sand.
Sterbergia utea – aka Early Crocus.
Saxifraga ciliata.
Forsythia intermedia.
Cyclamen coum.
Berberis japonica.
Galanthus elwesii – aka Snowdrop plant 6" deep.
Christmas Rose- Plant in deep shade protect with cloche.

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Some really good ideas there, Diane.

23 Jan, 2013


there was an article in the recent RHS Garden [i think anyway] about plants for all round colour.there are some wonderful plants in the list Diane..

Do you mean Sternbergia lutea, the autumn daffodil. I love it but it didnt like my overly wet garden this year. I must replace them. they are a real ray of sunshine.

23 Jan, 2013


Yes thats right SBgirl, Beverley says its also called the Autumn Daffodil.

23 Jan, 2013


They are one of the plants I got my daughters to grow, like colchicums in a hyacynth glass. they loved the yellow flower and were intrigued by the fact the leaves werent showing. doesnt look like they are following in my footsteps. one is studying fashion and the other hopes to go into animal welfare. Not a sniff of a botanist :o(

23 Jan, 2013


Another for my favourites, thankyou Diane...

23 Jan, 2013


Thanks for the heliotrope. We saw a big clump of it at Sidmouth last week and weren't sure what it was. Beware, it is apparently invasive.

23 Jan, 2013


Took our neighbour to a hospital appointment yesterday and, along the way, saw mimosa trees coming into bloom. A lovely bright yellow splash against the grey skies and a promise of all the lovely yellow to come later by way of daffs, primroses, crocus etc.

24 Jan, 2013

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