Celebrate winter magic
A dusting of frost creates a light, monochromatic look in the garden – like a sprinkling of stardust in the depths of winter. This rockery scheme hasn’t suffered a bit
An icy dusting of frost creates a light, monochromatic look in the garden, like a sprinkling of stardust in the depths of winter
❤ CUTE CONIFER The slow-growing white fir, Abies concolor ‘Wintergold’ (H1.5m/5ft, S1m/3ft 3in) has a columnar habit, starting out chartreuse green and maturing to buttery yellow. It’s a neat little scene-setter for this sheltered sunny spot, helping to evoke a mountainous rocky landscape. GREEN CUSHIONS Low-growing Hebe pinguifolia ‘Sutherlandii’ (H35cm/14in, S1m/3ft 3in) is one of the hardiest hebes, with small greygreen leaves and a neat, mounding habit. It makes a fabulous partner for silver clumps of evergreen cotton lavender, Santolina chamaecyparissus (H50cm/20in, S1m/3ft 3in) – the two plants soften the rocky scene.