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

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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.

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