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Seasonal Garden Colour

My aim here is to show that you can enjoy colour from plants all through the year. Why so many gardens are devoid of colour in winter I do not know, for there are many suitable plants to choose from. … Continue reading

15. October 2013 by admin
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Berries and Fruits for the Garden

Like foliage and coloured-stemmed trees and shrubs, the plants noted for their colourful autumn berries and fruits are invaluable for their contribution to the garden’s living framework. Berrying and fruiting trees often make beautiful lawn specimens, while berrying shrubs are … Continue reading

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Plants with Colourful Stems

Trees and shrubs with colourful or interesting bark can be used like foliage trees and shrubs to help form the garden’s permanent, living framework. I am rather surprised that we see so little use made of plants with coloured bark … Continue reading

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Creating Illusions with Colour in the Garden

Colours can be used to create illusions in a garden. They can be used to make some gardens look larger, others smaller or wider; or to make borders look longer or shorter. The principle is that pale colours can create … Continue reading

15. October 2013 by admin
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Autumn Leaf Colour

In every garden there should be plenty of shrubs, and perhaps a few trees, for autumn leaf colour – those which produce brilliant reds, scarlet, crimson, orange, flame shades and deep golds. The shrubs combine marvellously with autumn flowers, such … Continue reading

14. October 2013 by admin
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Colourful Foliage Planting Schemes

Do not think that colour depends exclusively on flowers. Foliage can also provide very pleasing colour and is often just as showy, possibly even more so, than many flowers. It has a very long season too – all the year … Continue reading

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Blue Flowers: Blue Planting Schemes

To create a ‘cool’ atmosphere try a blue border, using blue-flowered perennials, shrubs, bulbs, annuals and bedding plants. Also include some white and cream flowers, not forgetting plenty of bluish or greyish foliage plants. PERENNIALS There are plenty of these … Continue reading

14. October 2013 by admin
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Yellow Plants for the Garden: A Yellow Scheme

For a bright sunny effect try a yellow scheme, but provide it with a dark background so that the foliage and flowers show up well. Incidentally, yellow flowers show up particularly well in the evening when the light is fading. … Continue reading

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Pink and Silver Flower Planting Scheme

This is one of the favourite combinations – pink flowers and silver or grey foliage plants. It creates a delightful warm atmosphere in a garden but is more restful than a red bed or border. There are many pink-flowered plants … Continue reading

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Colour in the Garden: White and Green Scheme

Using white-flowered plants, and plants with green blooms, as well as foliage plants with plain green or green and white variegated leaves, will create a very cool, tranquil atmosphere. Shady corners often look good planted with green and white plants … Continue reading

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