Skimmias are evergreen shrubs that are extremely valuable for their multi-season displays – especially in winter. Skimmias are a species originating from the Himalayas, China, Japan and South East Asia, flowering early over winter, so are a good plant to give colour and fragrance when there is little else.
Heuchera, otherwise known as coral bells, There are a lot of different varieties of Heuchera, and they come in hundreds of different colours and sizes. Heuchera are excellent for filling in gaps between taller plants, heucheras provide colour virtually year round
violas, otherwise known as Pansies, look dainty and delicate but they are tough enough to survive frost and snow and can flower all through winter. plant them in pots, window boxes and flowerbeds close to the house, so you have them close at hand to enjoy the intricacy of their flowers.
Japanese quince, otherwise known as Chaenomeles speciosa, Japanese quince is an incredibly easy shrub to grow. It’s tolerant of virtually any soil and can also be trained to grow up a shady wall
winter aconites, This woodland member of the buttercup family will swiftly multiply to form a glowing carpet of golden yellow flowers each spring. The cup shaped blooms of the winter aconite attract pollinating insects to your spring garden, and associate beautifully with snowdrops and bluebells for a spectacular woodland display.
Hellebore Otherwise known as Helleborus, There are a lot of different varieties of hellebore, usually spotted with mainly pendent heads, another staple of the late winter garden
Daphne are grown for their beautiful and intensely fragrant blooms which are usually produced in winter or spring. Daphne are native to Asia, Europe and north Africa. They are noted for their scented flowers and often brightly coloured berries.
Clematis are one of the best climbers you can grow, with hundreds of varieties to choose from. Some clematis are popular with bees and other insects, while others form fluffy seedheads, which birds like to use to line their nests.
Galanthus otherwise known as Snowdrop. The plants have two linear leaves and a single small white drooping bell shaped flower with six petal-like tepals in two circles