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Colour in Midwinter

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Maintaining interest in gardens throughout the year is a challenge but one we relish. November and December remain difficult after the Autumn colour of falling leaves. 

But come January a range of options starts to become available for colour to be splashed throughout planting areas. Here we see Cornus Midwinter Fire teamed with Hamamelis x intermedia Jelena toward the end of January.

Tricks we have learnt are to cut the Cornus hard back to a foot in height toward the end of March each year and to place it within a structured space in which this loose planting can grow throughout the year.