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  • Hardy heathers / RHS Gardening

    Heathers ( Calluna ), heaths ( Erica ) and Irish heath ( Daboecia ) thrive in an open, sunny position, but will tolerate light shade, such as under high-canopied deciduous trees...The best planting companions may include pines (all sizes to choose from), white stemmed birches , mountain ash species and cultivars ( Sorbus ), Cornus , acid-loving Gaultheria mucronata and Vaccinium...

  • RHS Garden Hyde Hall blog: April's Plant of the month / RHS Gardening

    Epimediums are also useful in the Birch Grove where groundcover plants form large clumps under the canopies of birches ( Betula utilis ?Fascination?) with their coppery-white stems

  • Monthly gardening tips & advice - December / RHS Gardening

    Deciduous trees and shrubs can still be planted and transplanted

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor blog: November plant of the month / RHS Gardening

    Perfect as a specimen tree in a small garden, it is grown for its brilliant autumn leaf colour of reds and oranges and for its attractive, papery cinnamon-coloured bark (hence the common name of paperbark maple...The bright evergreen foliage of Ilex crenata 'Variegata' contrast in colour and form, growing happily in the shade of the trees

  • Inspirational winter gardens to visit / RHS Gardening

    Drink in the scent of pinkish-white viburnum 'Dawn', touch the smooth bark of the many white-stemmed birches, and hear the breeze rustling through grasses...The garden brings colour to even the dreariest of days, with bright dogwood stems, nodding hellebores, architectural seedheads and the cheerful blooms of Clematis urophylla 'Winter Beauty' which scrambles up a cherry tree...See Cambo Gardens' series of winter gardens - the third is a naturalistic woodland edge planting with birches, dogwoods and a...

  • RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show highlights 2015 / RHS Gardening

    Silver-foliage plants and a forest of silver birches greeted visitors entering the maze and a special surprise awaited them at the centre...From British tea to chilli plants, from herbs and citrus to fruit trees, there was plenty on offer for visitors to get their teeth into

  • RHS Garden Hyde Hall plant of the month blog: March / RHS Gardening

    Magnolias can vary from tree-like specimens to smaller shrubby varieties that make fine statements in the garden...At RHS Garden Hyde Hall you can find ?Judy? in one of the island beds in the Hilltop Garden in combination with other plants including birches and crab apples which give it a little shelter

  • Gardening tips & advice for growing your own plants, fruit & veg / RHS Gardening

    Jan Recycle your Christmas tree by shredding it for mulch...Prune acers, birches and vines before Christmas to avoid bleeding

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