Plant of the Month – Heuchera If you do just one thing…

Surrey Life - - Garden Masterclass -

Heuchera are worth their weight for giv­ing win­ter colour. There are dozens of va­ri­eties to choose from in colours rang­ing from zingy limes to ob­sid­ian black. Their ever­green leaves can brighten ev­ery part of the gar­den from the shade un­der shrubs to hang­ing bas­kets. The rule of thumb when choos­ing is that the darker the leaf the bet­ter suited they are to sun. Pale leaved types like ‘Key Lime Pie’ come into their own in shade, thriv­ing where other plants would fail and bright­en­ing up gloomy spots. Best of all they’re pretty much im­mune to the at­ten­tion of slugs.

Make sure pots can drain by check­ing drainage holes aren’t blocked and rais­ing con­tain­ers up on pot feet.

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