3 aqua roses 1 stem guelder rose
3 alstromeria Eucalyptus cineria 3 mini ceramic vases
Go green with a basket of pink gardening tools; Buy a membership of Garden Organic at Ryton, near Coventry; A guelder rose
tree; A book for those rainy days
At the moment, I'm trying to use things you would normally see in the garden at this time of year, things like forsythia, pussy willow and viburnum, which is also known as guelder rose
Viburnums offer both scented flowers, usually in late winter or early spring, and then a variety of berries, from the gleaming red bunches of Viburnum opulus, or guelder rose
, to the little purple clusters of Viburnum tinus.
Great for the birds in many cases, but also lovely to look at, there are lots to choose from such as cotoneaster, many roses including the massive-hipped Rosa 'Geranium', pyracantha, and many of the Sorbus and Guelder rose
Elder, hazel and field maple make attractive fillers, and guelder rose
, viburnum opulus or the wayfaring tree, viburnum lantana, will add white blossom and berries.
opulus, the guelder rose
, is a common garden plant with its autumn berries and clusters of white flowers in early summer while V.
Also known as the Guelder Rose
, it's a vigorous, tough but pretty shrub whose leaves turn a great autumnal colour.
The viburnums as a group are superb and the guelder rose
, Viburnum opulus (main picture), produces opulent clusters of translucent scarlet berries that follow the white lace cap summer flowers.
Another early bloomer this year is viburnum opulus, the Guelder rose
(above right), which, if it is allowed to reach maturity, will grow to about 12ft with a spread of 8-10ft.
(Viburnum opulus) ( This native deciduous shrub is particularly striking at this time of year with its red berries and green leaves, which are turning to an autumnal shade of orangey red.