Positive Winter Blues
There is no hiding Im a big fan of purple and blue in the garden. Adding a vibrant birdbath to the garden creates a visual focal point and invites the birds for you to enjoy.
Avonview is an improved Italian lavender. The Italian lavenders flower eariler then the English and go on for much longer. They stay neat without too much pruning, though pruning a lavender will keep fresh growth flushing through the plant, keeping it looking young and vigorous. The flowers attract bees to the garden, which when planted around apples and pears will assist in pollinating your fruit trees or other edibles. 80cm by 80cm. Can be kept as a smaller border through yearly pruning.
Nemesia ‘Confetti Storm Cloud’
At only 30cm tall and a spread of 60cm, this little beauty is perfect for a pot or low border. With fragrant blooms, it flowers for months, beginning in autumn and going right through into spring. If spent flowers are regularly trimmed off after each flush, more dainty little purple blooms will quickly replace them.
As part of our everyday colour pot range Viola are extremely good value. 10 for $25 or $2.99 ea. They start to flower in March and continue into October. I prefer petite Viola over the more bold Pansy as they are not damaged by the winter heavy rain.
Winter warmth for the shade filled with inspiration -Carolyn