Winter is just around the corner which means it is time to start thinking about the winter flora you need for your outdoor space. The flowers you choose to liven up your garden over the next few months can really lift your mood, so fill those stone garden pots to your heart's content!
It is important that you add greenery and life to your garden during the colder months, as it will help prolong the eco-system that supports many birds and insects. During autumn and winter, the flowers you choose need to be ones that are suitable for the weather. So, what will work best for you? Let’s take a look.
Calendula are long-lasting flowers and from late fall through spring, they provide colour to your garden. Moderate water and complete exposure to the sun is required by calendula flowers. As long as you provide them good drainage, calendula flowers will bear many soils.
Viburnum x bodnantense
Featuring sugar pink flowers, Viburnum x bodnantense are wonderful plants for the winter. In order to keep these flowers under control, pruning is required. Also, partial sun or full sun is what Viburnum x bodnantense may need, so keep them out of shady areas.
Clusters of pure white flowers are perfect for colder weather. They grow about eight to twelve inches high and maintain their shiny and narrow dark green leaves for mot of the year. This flower thrives with regular watering and part shade. In order to stimulate new growth, prune Candytuft plants after bloom and use well-drained soil for them.
Lonicera x purpusii
Comprising of lemon-scented flowers, Lonicera x purpusii are like honeysuckle plants. They do require room to spread and need both shade and sunshine to blossom so choose your spot wisely! Stone garden pots mean you can move your plants around as necessary with ease.
Snowdrops will blossom when others are faltering in the winter chill. However, they prefer to hide away under taller hedges and in rock gardens – so keep them, sheltered and out of the way. A great addition to your winter garden!
Not many flowers blossom like cyclamen during the winter. The flowers are pretty and come in different shades including red, rose, pink and white. Furthermore, they have a very attractive cluster of leaves, adding life to your garden when it can often look barren and lacking in colour.
If you prefer a touch of red in your garden then Hamamelis intermedia are great flowers to plant during the winter.
There you have it—the best winter flowers that will work wonders in pots and borders alike. For more information on the best stone pots and troughs, please browse our range today.