The red photinia leaves and blue ceanothus flowers will provide interesting spring colour, while the hebe
has white flowers in summer.
Carol also helped her to prune back another hebe
, which wasn't doing as well, to give it another lease of life, and suggested she cut back old hellebore leaves to get a better show of flowers "It's really opened up that area and I'm now having to think about what to put there," said Bethan.
Easy-to-root plants include lavatera, helianthemum, choisya, deutzia, escallonia, hebe
, hydrangea, lavender, philadelphus and weigela, as well as fuchsia and olearia.
Jee-bees THERE'S a hebe
to suit every situation, from borders and rock gardens to all kinds of containers.
can work their magic anywhere, from rockeries and borders to all kinds of container.
Parahebes are mainly from New Zealand and more closely resemble veronicas than hebes
Several autumn-flowering hebes
are also worth including in the border, such as 'Autumn Glory'', which at 60cm (2ft) x 60cm (2ft) is perfect for the front of the border, bearing purple flowers which withstand the elements and can flower almost up to Christmas.
Many of us use droughttolerant plants such as geraniums, agapanthus, alliums, phormiums, euphorbias, hebes
, verbascum and nepeta to ease the burden of watering, and most established shrubs and perennials need less watering because their roots go deep enough to find moisture.
Cordyline, phormiums and hebes
are good structural plants which will do well as the focal point of a container.
Use variegated foliage like Pieris and gold or silver Euonymous to brighten up the colours and maybe some silver grey Hebes
Where prostrate plants, such as Junipers or Hebes
are involved, I like to lift the foliage and completely cut out some of the lower stems.
TAke | semi-ripe cuttings of evergreen shrubs, such as hebes
, camellias, choisya, holly, laurel and box, woody herbs, such as rosemary and lavender, as well as conifers.