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I'm looking for ides to bring some colour to my garden this winter. I have loads of pots and planters as my garden is fully patioD. I also have 4 hanging baskets. Any advice is great fully accepted. At the moment a lot of my plants are still blooming such as my dahlias and I have some clematis too. I also have a small holly tree which will be staying


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,645

    I suggest you go to your local market or nursery or garden centre and see what's available.   The obvious contenders are pansies and primulas and hardy cyclamen with trailing ivy and/or evergreen grasses such as carex for movement.

    If the baskets are large enough not to freeze solid, you could add small bulbs such as crocus, iris reticulata and miniature daffs.  

    Look also at small variegated euonymous which can be planted out in bigger pots in spring and gaultheria if you use ericaceous compost and have soft or rainwater for watering.


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  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,521

    You could use heuchera for winter colour.

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