Gardening: ‘Easy’ to manage ‘beautiful’ winter plants – how to brighten up your garden
To achieve the perfect winter throughout the winter season, the experts at GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk have shared a look at some of the best winter flowers and plants. A company spokesperson said, “We want to encourage homeowners to beautify their gardens year-round, and the amount of easy-to-manage winter-flowering plants makes it easy to do.
“Flowers such as winter heather and winter clematis are beautiful all winter long with their vibrant colors, but also spread over areas, so they have a huge impact in any size garden.”
The company also shared their best flowers for the winter, including snowdrops and the Christmas rose.
Experts said, “Snowdrops are appropriately named for the season and the first bulbs of the year to bloom, heralding the New Year and thriving from January to March.
“There are a variety of types, including single and double flowered types. All of this is sure to brighten up any garden.
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“These are the first hellebores to flower, usually in January but sometimes as early as Christmas. “
According to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), Christmas roses grow best in fertile, evenly moist soil, although they should be suitable for most soil types.
Winter heather and winter clematis were among the other plants suggested by experts.
In addition to brightening up the garden with purple and white flowers, winter heather often spreads once planted and inhibits weeds as they grow.
Winter clematis, also known as Clematis cirrhosa, blooms in December and January.
Experts have said this makes it the “perfect” flower to include in landscaped gardens during the winter season.
Daphnia also bloom in early February, ideal for creating a winter garden.
GardenBuildingDirect.co.uk added, “They bloom in planters, large containers, mixed borders, dry sharing areas and even gravel gardens.
This makes them ideal for anyone who may have a smaller outdoor space.
Other recommended plants include mahonia, Algerian iris, and winter aconites.
Irish Algerians can be seen flossing their teeth from Christmas until March.
Experts explain: “The large lilac-blue petals of this iris are revealed throughout the darkest days of winter.
“The petals are close together, resulting in a fuller and larger iris. In mild weather, they can be seen blooming from Christmas until March.