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When you look out your window how does your garden look this Winter? It is full of colourful berries and brightly stemmed shrubs, the bark of selected winter trees, interesting structures like internal hedges and topiary plus colourful evergreens peppered amongst winter branches? If not you might like to read on. A Winter Garden can be a thing of great beauty. As the cold and the lack of sunlight have denuded the garden and the rich juice of Summer has retreated into roots and trunks and bulb...
As Autumn leaves us and Winter frosts starts to explode the cells in plant leaves and stems and wilt our Summer's efforts, I am reminded of these photos I took of Autumn plant combinations.Creating a garden design for your garden needs to factor in not just particular plants but how they go with each other- the tones of green foliage, the colours, the height and the frothiness of plants, the season they comes into their own and how they look as they die back....
In the gardens of East Dean, West Sussex there lies an old fruit drying house.Even to this day East Dean's fruit from it's collection of 100 apple varieties and 45 pear species are stored here.When I stumbled upon them they were like precious jews glowing in very centre of the cold, grey afternoon, full of last Summer's sun, wind and sky....