A pictoral talk on shrubs to give winter interest covering the period from late autumn to early spring. A mixture of shape and form with the added bonus of flowers. Come and listen you will be surprised at the range available.
We were asked to do a talk on winter shrubs a while ago….. nightmare territory!….. Or was it? After getting over our initial worries, we set about doing a bit of research. So many plants, most of which we were already growing and selling. This talk takes us on a lovely journey through the much disliked winter months to try and spice up our options… it certainly did ours!!
There are a huge number of shrubs available, from tiny dwarves to majestic giants. Foliage, flower and most importantly form are all covered and anyone who thought winter was a time to shut off needs to look again. There is nothing more pleasurable that a quick amble around the garden during those inclemant days to see a Hamamellis in full flower, or to smell the heady scent of Daphnes and Sarcococcas. Why not get up close and personal with such specimens as the Thibetan cherry with its polished mahogany bark or basque in the glory of a drift of willow or dogwood, glowing so spectacularly in the low light levels. Then back inside to warm up and gaze out at a clump of Hellebores in the snow, poking through majestically… ok yes I know they aren’t shrubs but do we really care!
These and many more are highlighted in this talk, with pictures and commentary to compliment them.