I love Poinsettia and for me Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without at least one; this year I’ve got four! My four poinsettia are arranged on a deep windowsill in red pots surrounded by a green swag which is covered in red fairy lights – it looks amazing! These days this deciduous shrub is produced in vast quantities and are usually quite small and bushy; ideal for Christmas displays. The red bracts should last for up to six months, depending on the […]
I have chosen six plants which you should be able to easily find in your local garden centre and that are easy to grow. Most need little attention throughout the year but keep the Dogwoods well pruned to maintain the lovely coloured stems and prune the winter flowering jasmineafter flowering to ensure flowers for the following year.
Papaver rhoeas or Flanders Poppy is the common red poppy familiar to millions as the symbol for Remembrance Day.