I am thinking of a winter boarder along the lawn this winter could anyone advise me please. I want colour and plants that are no too high. I live on Anglesey North Wales close to the coast.
Are you thinking of bedding plants? What do you class as too high?
Snowdrops, cyclamen and early dafs [ February Gold for eg ] would be a good starting point, as would early fowering crocus..
Most other things I would use would be shrubs, but they will tend to grow tall. See if you can find pictures of the Winter garden at Cambridge University which is magnificent.
Fleurisa - I am thinking more on the lines of bedding plants and i think 300mm to 450mm max in hight
punkdoc - thanks I shall look up Cambridge University Winter garden
A row of primula firedragon will light up a border.
Plugs can be grown on and then planted out in Autumn.
I think violas and pansies are perfect for that. They come in lots of colours and you can buy plug plants from catalogues, not expensive. They will last until June. Also those pompom pink and white bedding daisies, primulas and coloured primroses.
Maybe Heuchera, they come in lovely warm shades. Then you can divide/split them and make loads more. I have just done that.
ok learnt something new , there is a lot of choice for a winter boarder. thanks for the ideas will follow them up.