AFTER last year''s severe, early winter it's questionable whether to plant evergreen shrubs such as ceanothus, camellias and pittosporum
Plants such as Choisya ternata, Pittosporum
tobira, lemon verbena, Chilean glory flower and wisteria may suffer but they may not have died.
Tobira 'Variegata' has lime green and cream colored foliage and Pittosporum
Tobira 'Wheeleri,' a dwarf, has a glistening green look.
Stetsonia coryne * (Salm-Dick) Britton & Rose, Crassulaceae * Aphis fabae Pittosporum
Other evergreen shrubs include elaeagnus varieties, aucuba, pittosporum
and viburnum varieties.
Delay pruning tender evergreens such as choisya and pittosporum
until later in the season.
Foliage trumps flowers, especially in the square beds, page 33, of 'Cousin Itt' acacia and Pittosporum
tobira 'Cream de Mint'.
The bridesmaids carried bouquets of cream roses, scabiosa pods, saffron sunflower thistle, seeded eucalyptus, green cotton bolls, and variegated pittosporum
Expected results: The main expected results include: Actions in all of the existing distribution areas of invading exotics; Eradication of alien forest and garden species (Acacia dealbata, Acacia longifolia, Acacia melanoxylon, Ailanthus althissima, Pittosporum
undulatum, Robinia pseudoacacia, Cortaderia selloana, Prunus laurocerasus, Pittosporum
eugenioides and Fascicularia bicolor) allowing for the start of recurring and less intensive control works in order to achieve long-term eradication; Reduction of the distribution area of river spiderwort (Tradescantia fluminensis) to 50% of its current area, and substitution in the formerly occupied areas of intermediate periwinkle (Vinca difformis); Restoration of 30 ha of autochthonous habitats (including the conservation of 17.
If you are lucky enough to have some summer flowers in your garden such as Alchemilla, Dahilas, Coneflowers, Lavender (amazing intoxicating aroma), Hydrangea, Asters, Stocks, and foliages like Hosta leaves and Pittosporum
, why not bring a burst of colour from the outside in by creating your own indoor display and have some sunshine in your house.
Although there are very hardy evergreens, many can be tender, including popular plants such as hebes, pittosporum
, griselinia and escallonia, which you may lose this winter.
The same effect can be used with a foliage base of salal, hard ruskus or pittosporum
and for the taller flowers try calla lilies, longi lilies or eremurus.