Winter’s Bloom

‘Tis the season for winter flowers… They bring a splash of colour to your garden just when you need it most. Fill your winter garden with fresh scent and colour during the colder months with these winter-flowering plants.


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Calendula brightens up even in the coldest of days – choose the classic orange and bright yellow for a ray of sunshine in your garden. Calendula plants take full sun and moderate water and tolerate many soils as long as they have good drainage.


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Hues of brown and grey usually predominate in winter, so, a peek of green is most welcome. The evergreen candytuft maintains its neat, glossy green foliage throughout the year.


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These pretty flowers come in shades of white, pink, rose, and red. They are ideal for brightening up your garden, look fantastic in pots or when planted under trees.

Winter Jasmine

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This flower is a trouble-free plant to grow: it has no pest and disease problems, it tolerates sun or shade and grows well in almost any soil. It also stands out beautifully in a winter landscape.


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Violas surely light up grey days with happy colours and sweet fragrance. They’re a wonderful winter plant and self-sow readily. After rain, violas bounce back quickly.


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The heather flower is a brilliant plant in winter – it looks fantastic in pots and comes in pink, white and purple flowers.


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Similar to violas, pansies are every gardener’s staple, they are ideal for filling pots and window boxes for a flash of colour to be seen from indoors.

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