It’s mid winter here in the UK and this month I’m making the most of some lovely variegated foliage plants. Seasonal changes are some of the main factors I love about our garden but there are some plants here that don’t change much at all throughout the year. From spring to autumn most of these plants play a supporting role. Usually the stars in the garden are pastel spring blossom and bulbs, bright summer blooms and mellow autumn leaves. It is easy to take foliage plants for granted… they are in the background most of the time really.
It’s lovely to have lots of flowers in the garden. At this time of year there are so many plants in full bloom that even the most reluctant gardener is tempted into cutting a few beautiful scented flowers for the house.