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Plants of the Month – January

Helleborus in Variety
Common Name – Hellebore
(Variety Pictured – Snow Dance)
USUAL PRICE – £14.99
Offer only valid on varieties marked at the above price points
(Offer runs from 2nd to 31st January 2020 or while stocks last)
A huge range of varieties of a hardy, evergreen perennial. Flowers can be single, double or saucer-shaped available in a great range of flower colours including white, green or purple. Best planted in groups ideally in dappled shade, although some varieties will tolerate some sun. Helleborus will suit most soil types, but incorporating leaf mould or organic matter, such as Farmyard Manure would be beneficial.

Other plants of interest for January

Erica Carnea
Common Name – Heather
(Variety Pictured – Winterfreude)
A heather that flowers between Autumn and Spring, providing pink, red or white flowers. Heathers thrive in full sun or partial-shade. Can vary in size but grow to approximately 10cm-20cm, perfect for planting in groups.

Common Name – Dogwood
(Variety Pictured – Midwinter Fire)
A hardy deciduous shrub, grown for their orange, yellow and red stems throughout Winter. Best planted in full sun, growing in a range of soil types. Grows to approximately 1.5m x 1.5m (5ft x 5ft).

Skimmia ‘Rubella’
A compact male  shrub with red-margined deep green leaves and dark red flower buds in autumn and winter, which open to fragrant white flowers in spring. Best in part to full shade, not allowing the soil to become too dry. Eventual height and spread approximately 1.5m x 1.5m (5ft x 5ft), no pruning is required.

Mahonia X Media Winter Sun
A hardy evergreen shrub with fragrant yellow flowers in late Autumn to early Winter. Grows to approximately 3m x 1.5m (9ft x 5ft). Best planted in shade or part shade, in moist but well-drained soil.

Leucothoe Scarletta
A hardy evergreen shrub with white flowers in Spring, with leaves turning to a scarlet colour in Autumn. Plant in a semi – lightly shaded spot in moist organically enriched soil. Grows to approximately 1.2m x 2m (4ft x 6ft).