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Winter-flowering plants for a colourful garden


As the mercury slides, turn the colour in your garden up a notch with some winter-flowering plants. Plant expert Mark Reeves, from Coolings Garden Centre in Kent, shares a selection of shrubs with pleasing winter blooms.

Sarcococca varieties

Winter-flowering plants: sarcococca varieties

Type of plant: Shrub.
Appearance: Small, scented flowers against evergreen leaves.
Guide price: £12.99
When to plant: Any time.
Requirements and care instructions: Requires well-drained soil and sun or part shade. Plant with tree and shrub compost.


Hamamelis varieties

Winter flowering plants: hamamelis varieties

Type of plant: Shrub.
Appearance: Spidery flowers in varying colours of yellow, orange and red. Autumn foliage colour.
Guide price: £27.99
When to plant: Spring onwards.
Requirements and care instructions: Needs well-drained soil. Plant in a sunny, open position using tree and shrub compost.



Viburnum tinus

Winter-flowering plants: viburnum tinus

Type of plant: Shrub.
Appearance: Evergreen foliage with white flowers (pink in bud) throughout the winter months.
Guide price: £10.99
When to plant: Any time.
Requirements and care instructions: Requires well-drained soil. Plant with tree and shrub compost.