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Raised bed winter colours


Raised bed winter colours

Helianthemum, pieris and heathers make an interesting contrast of leaf colours.



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looks brilliant :)

18 Jan, 2011

 

It does, it's like an impressionist painting!

18 Jan, 2011

 

love the mix of colours and textures, really looks bright and cheerful!

18 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks Paul, Karen and Red aly ...
I'm pleased with this mix of colours ...
... surprised me how well it turned out ...

18 Jan, 2011

 

fantstic colours,

18 Jan, 2011

 

Very attractive mixture, TT, and lovely dense planting to keep the weeds at bay :)

18 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks, Yorks and Gee ...
... weeds are not permitted ...lol...

18 Jan, 2011

 

looks lovely Terra, thats what i need is more winter colour :o)

18 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Sandra ...
I've made an effort to plant winter colour where I can admire it from indoors ...
I can see the raised bed from warm rooms in my house...
upstairs and downstairs ... Lol.

18 Jan, 2011

 

a palette of green ~ its lovely, i like the idea of the raised bed that can be seen from the windows.

18 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Sticki...
... a few years ago, I thought building a raised bed seemed like a good idea too... Lol.
It took me ages to build it... a bit at a time, out of recycled brick sections, but the end result has been well worth it ...

18 Jan, 2011

 

i wouldnt mind a one that contained scented plants and that curved around an area where i could have a table outside??

18 Jan, 2011

 

Lovely combination of green colours TT.....

18 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Stripes... thank you :o)

18 Jan, 2011

 

Very nice to have a garden like this in the winter :o)

18 Jan, 2011

 

Hello Hywel ..
Quite amazing the leaf-colour varieties available...
I didn't used to think much about how my gardens looked in the wintertime, but I've changed my mind about that in recent years ...

18 Jan, 2011

 

I can understand that Tt....Im looking at my garden at the moment, thinking how dull it looks....I think you've given me a few ideas....:>)

18 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Motinot ...
These plants were all flattened with snow for quite a number of days recently, but they've bounced back beautifully ...

18 Jan, 2011

 

I always think a garden is just as important in the winter because it can make you feel better if it looks nice

18 Jan, 2011

 

Good comment, Hywel ..
...this winter, despite the snow, I've enjoyed my winter flowering plants which I can see from my house ... winter jasmine, viburnums, etc...

18 Jan, 2011

 

It looks lovely Terra. :o)

18 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Sandra ... thanks :o)

18 Jan, 2011

 

It's beautiful Terra. In fact I don't think I've ever seen such a good combination of foliage in a winter garden!

18 Jan, 2011

 

great colours :o))))

18 Jan, 2011

 

I could just add ... lovely!!! to the other comments :)

19 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks Sheilabub, Pip and Aleyna ...
The colours worked out well this winter :o)

19 Jan, 2011

 

It looks great TT, what type of soil have you got in there?

19 Jan, 2011

 

Thank you Annella ...
Most of the soil in the main part of my raised bed is normal, but I put ericaceous compost in the ground alongside, where I planted the pieris which I inherited from my mother ..

19 Jan, 2011

 

Lovely colours there Terratoonie and such an assorment to.

19 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks Sixpence ..
the plants are spreading nicely now ..

19 Jan, 2011

 

Its great when they double up and you get a full display is nt it.

19 Jan, 2011

 

Yes... the helianthemum grows quite fast, so at times I have to prune it back .. I've just bought some little rockery plants in B & Q .. The staff service in there seems much improved... garden section man came up asking if I needed help... woman at the till very helpful, and ran off to find me a box for my plants... sun is shining... life is good ..lol.

19 Jan, 2011

 

I hate having to cut things back but it has to be done does nt it. I shall tell my brother in law, who works at B&Q, lol no I don't get any thing cheaper from him either my sister makes sure to that.

19 Jan, 2011

 

Looks absolutely lovely.....

19 Jan, 2011

 

Lol. Sixpence ...
I think you deserve extra discounts ... ;o)

Thanks, Clarice ...
... have you been gardening ?
I've just come in from the garden,
... been performing a "Carol Klein"...
... climbing up ladders to prune high climbers !

19 Jan, 2011

 

Thank you Terratoonie, its bitchiness yet I have and would share with any of them 5 sisters, with my plants, now I m learning to give to others instead.

19 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Sixpence...
Interesting ... and sometimes it takes years to realise where to channel our priorities ...

19 Jan, 2011

 

It certainly does Terratoonie.

19 Jan, 2011

 

just seen reply Terra lol i use to watch that years ago haaha, think i will have some winter colours next year, maybe try and make some kind of rockery border near my patio so i can see it out of the window.

19 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Sandra ...
... good luck with your winter colours ...
... it is nice to see those from indoors ...

19 Jan, 2011

 

thanx Terra yes its nice to have something in winter, my garden seems very drab in winter, thanx for giving me the idea to do something Terra x

19 Jan, 2011

 

They look lovely together...

19 Jan, 2011

 

What a lovely variety of plants Terra they look lovely together and very healthy too;0)

19 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks Holly and Pansypotter ...
These are doing very well, despite being squashed by snow for several weeks ! lol.

19 Jan, 2011

 

Lovely display of colour there Terra!

20 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Lin ...
Thank you ...
Every year I'm trying to introduce more winter colour foliage ... :o)

20 Jan, 2011

 

:>))

20 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Terra ...
Love this winter colour. It's set me thinking. I have a raised bed with lots of spring bulbs in it. I also planted low growing alpines for them to grow through but it always looks dull in winter & then messy when the bulb leaves are dying off (which seems to take ages - sigh).
Any suggestions to improve it welcome. :)

21 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Evans ... do you have heathers ?
They give bright foliage ...

21 Jan, 2011

 

Pretty impressive I think, my garden would so benefit from this kind of thinking..it's a big must have from moi

21 Jan, 2011

 

Alarming colours very nice plants. Thankyou its put me on alert for spring. Tony

21 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Tony ... Thanks ..
I'm looking out of my window at the raised bed now... the colours really jump out at you at this time of year ..

Hello Skips ... Thank you ..
It is fun gradually adding plants to this type of bed ... would look nice in your Shropshire garden :o)

22 Jan, 2011

 

TT that raised bed is an utter delight such colour and a great selection of plants....love it.☼☼

22 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Dotty ...
... thank you ☼☼☼☼☼☼☼ :o)

22 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Tt, this bed looks so lovely. I wish I had planted my few heathers near the house now instead of way up the garden....sigh.........

23 Jan, 2011

 

Lovely shades TT. very effective mixture.

23 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks Homebird and Bob ...
At this time of year, the gold colours and sea-green shades seem to glow ...

23 Jan, 2011

 

TT your welcome, so pleased you got my suns, was looking for my hearts but could not find them lol

23 Jan, 2011

 

♥♥♥ for you, Dotty :o) Lol.

23 Jan, 2011

 

lovely t.t did a bit of tideiny on the banking yesterday my self ......... the sun was out , 4 a bit lol

25 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Cristina ...
That's good you were able to get out in the garden while the sun was shining... a little bit of tidying here and there helps, doesn't it. I raked my lawns and they looked so much better... more rain forecast tomorrow ..lol.

25 Jan, 2011

 

What a beautiful colour pallette TT......almost doesn't look real....if you know what I mean!!..:-))

26 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks Alice..
In winter, the "aqua" shades of green seem to shine out more than they do in the summer..

26 Jan, 2011

 

what a great pic Terra. dont you just love all the shapes colours and textures of the foliage....and i agree it stantds out so well at this time of year.

13 Feb, 2011

 

Thank you, Sandra...
the greens and blue-greens seem to glow, don't they ...

13 Feb, 2011

 

Nice pic very colorful .

24 Mar, 2011

 

Hi Dr Ahsan ...
thanks :o)

24 Mar, 2011

 

very colourful indeed...wish i can have in my garden but soil is very clay:

2 Apr, 2011

 

Hi Shahida...
thanks... if you make a raised bed then you can put in different soil .... would that work in your garden ?

2 Apr, 2011

 

I love this play of color and contrast!

18 May, 2011

 

Thanks Kimberly ...
In the winter time, the colours seem to glow out more.

19 May, 2011

 

whats the blue leaved plants called i love different coloured leaves to contrast am trying to do this myself

6 Jun, 2011

 

I love the colour combination.

15 Sep, 2011

 

Thank you Raleigh ...
The plant is a Helianthemum.

Thanks Dwyllis ...
the colours seem to be more vivid in the winter light.

16 Sep, 2011

 

I just love this patchwork of color!

30 Sep, 2011

 

Thank you Kimberly ...
In the winter months, the foliage colours seem to shine out more vividly than in summer ...

30 Sep, 2011



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