Key plants in the Raines Repurposed garden

The colour scheme will be largely shades of green with flashes of white and palest pinks through to burgundy

Taxus baccata

T. baccata is a medium-sized bushy evergreen tree with narrow, leathery, very dark green leaves arranged in two rows on the shoots, and insignificant flowers followed on female plants by fleshy red fruits.

Pinus mugo

P. mugo is a large, spreading, bushy shrub or small tree with short, dark green needles and dark brown, ovoid cones.

Oenothera lindheimeri

A bushy perennial with slender erect stems bearing small lance-shaped leaves and starry white or pink-tinged flowers in loose racemes in summer and autumn.

Thymus vulgaris

A bushy, dwarf, evergreen shrub up to 30cm tall and 40cm wide; with small, linear to ovate, aromatic, dark grey-green leaves, and terminal spikes of small, whorled, white or pink flowers in early summer. Thyme is a popular culinary herb, with various cultivars available. The flowers are favoured by bees and other pollinators.

Brizia media

A tufted semi-evergreen grass with purplish tinted, blue-green leaves. Throughout summer, locket-shaped, green-purple flowers, which fade to buff, hang from wiry branches. Their flowers are excellent for drying.

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