Gardening – December 2017 – Issue 270

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Winter Colour for your Garden

During the winter months, the low light levels and cold temperatures can make the garden feel dismal and desolate. Looking out the window to bleak, abandoned pots and containers will only exacerbate the feeling. However, the doom and gloom of the winter months can be brightened up with coloured planting in your containers, to brighten up even the darkest day.

Deirdre’s favourite plants for winter colour.

Cyclamen We’re all familiar with this low-growing perennial. It comes in a variety of colours and will survive happily in containers throughout the winter months .It grows to about 15cm high and will tolerate partial shade and even very hard frosts.

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