The Garden

January 2014

January may be quiet in the garden, but it is this that makes the little details all the more special - and winter gardens, with creative blending of texture, colour and form are becoming increasingly popular. Tim Upson looks at some of the lesser-known shrubs that provide winter interest through scent, colour and structure. For vivid bark in white, pink-peach and dark copper red, look to birch trees - respected authority on Betula, Hugh McAllister, offers up his selection of the most garden-worthy of the birches.

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Chris Young

Editor, The Garden

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