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amberspyamberspy Posts: 379

Hi all ????

im after advice what evergreen (if possible so garden has all year interest and not bare in winter ) in white and orange and would flower through spring and summer 

its sunny south facing garden I have which isn't that big so hence I can't have deep borders with all different heights which I would love as needkeep lawn for grandkids to play on ???????? as I'm quite new to gardening not sure what to use 

thanks 

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  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653

    Pyracantha 'Orange glow' has lovely white flowers in late Spring and orange berries for the birds in Autumn and winter. However, it is spiky so I'm not sure if it'd be suitable with grandchildren around but would depend on where you put it and their ages. It's a good 'security' plant too for this reason and is suitable against fences and walls. 

    Last edited: 01 March 2017 14:56:49

  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,580

    Sarcococca hookeriana - there's one called 'humilis' that has creamy white flowers (some sarcococca are pinkish) - flowers through winter and spring. It's a small soft-leaved evergreen. Can spread if it's happy I gather though I've not had a problem so far. Fabulous scent.

    White or yellow hellebores - I saw a yellow one in the GC the other day - very striking. They're in flower now.

    Mix in some orange tulips and some golden crocus for an extra zing of colour 

    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,580

    Another thought - not evergreen but a cornus like 'Midwinter Fire' (which is less vigorous than some of them) have spectacular orange stems in the early spring - a bit of contrasting form perhaps to mix in with the evergreens.

    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,633

    Midwinter Fire suckers like mad when it's happy and can sulk when it isn't.

    How about choisyas - evergreen foliage, white flowers that smell of orange blossom.  Available in deep green or golden foliage forms.   Berberis linearifolia Orange King would make a good contrast as it's foliage is much finer.  Berberis darwinii is another possibility.

    For perennials, have a look at beared iris with orange or white flowers.  They will enjoy a well drained sunny position and, when not in flower, their glaucous foliage spikes will contrast well with dark greens and rounded forms.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Consider, too, the foliage of nandina domestica 'Firepower', then look at euphorbia griffithii 'Fiireglow'

    H-C. 

  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,684

    My winter honeysuckle retains some of it's leaves in the winter but the main interest is the small white flowers that bloom from November.  At the moment it is loaded and smells gorgeous.  The bees have been visiting for a couple of weeks.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • amberspyamberspy Posts: 379

    Wow 

    thanks guy for replys,have wrote all down and will look online tonight to see what I like 

    can't wait to get started ??

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