winter-garden

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Plant of the Day

Thursday 23 February 2017

Braving the end of winter the delicate, semi-double white flowers of Prunus mume ‘Omoi-no-mama’ (Japanese Apricot) are opening. This small deciduous tree will grow in moist but well-drained, moderately fertile soil preferably in full sun or partial shade. Notice how the newest growth with the flower buds has green bark.

Jill Raggett

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Plant of the Day

Monday 13 February 2017

Perfect for the woodland garden, under deciduous shrubs or edging a deciduous hedge is Galanthus elwesii (snowdrop). This bulbous, early perennial is larger than Galanthus nivalis growing up to 30cm in height with broad, glaucous leaves and nodding, solitary white flowers. The plants grow best in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil that does not dry out in summer.

Jill Raggett