Have you ever wondered what happens to bees in winter?
With the concerning decline of the bee population, and whilst we’re dusting off woolly socks and retrieving our thick coats from the back of the wardrobe the question arises of what happens to bees in winter and how can we help?
“Why should our gardens peter out on a whimpering note at the end of the season? I want mine to go on full throttle till unkind weather definitively intervenes”
The late, great, Christopher Lloyd, Plantsman at Great Dixter and Horticultural Author/Writer
Autumn doesn’t mean that the garden is finished until next spring, some plants are still flowering their socks off well into November, so borders don’t have to be a bare patch of earth. It is not necessarily a time of winding down but can be a time when some plants and shrubs thrive, giving a riot of colour
Heucheras, Tiarellas and Heucherellas
As summer draws to a close we start to think of our winter containers and interesting plants to take us through the coming months of shorter days and bad weather in an effort to also entice us out into the garden. When it comes to Heucheras, Tiarellas and Heucherellas, I’m like a kid in a sweetshop, surrounded by a kaleidoscope of glowing vibrant colours of copper umbers, amber oranges, fiery reds, brassy yellows and fresh lime greens, through gloomy winter months they are ablaze and shine.
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The brand gives consumers great plants, and bright ideas too. The Proven Winners website (www.provenwinners.co.uk) is full of outstanding plant varieties, garden ideas, planting and garden advice as well as their famous planting recipes to ensure (more…)