January is here and with it a brand new collection of plants that make up our New Year collection!
The common thyme is a relatively easy growing plant. It is drought tolerant and can tolerate partial shade, although more sun results in a stronger aroma. Cut back after flowering to encourage fresh new growth.
This tiny, tough evergreen shrub is native to Japan, Korea, and China. There are 175 varieties of euonymus - both evergreen and deciduous. It provides beautiful green shades all year round.
An evergreen conifer, native to North America. This plant can withstand the coldest temperatures the UK can throw at it! It is an upright, slow-growing conifer which is very easy to care for.
Closely related to the lilies, the fritillaria are bulbous flowering perennials that will come back every year providing new year colour. Some species are endangered due to over enthusiastic picking and use in traditional chinese medicines.
This instantly recognisable woody perennial is used all over the world for a variety of things. Ensure it gets a sunny spot, adequate watering and shelter from the wind and it should provide blooms year after year. Make sure to snip off fading flowers to encourage more blooms.
These early flowering plants are amongst the first to produce blooms, as a result they generally finish flowering before everything else and can tolerate a shadier spot in summer. Over time your crocus will naturalise providing more flowers every year.
These miniature violas are a wonderful splash of colour. They will temporarily stop flowering when there is snow or a frost, but will resume as soon as there's a warmer spell, and will flower prolifically in spring! In Victorian England, they were a symbol of love.
Cyclamen give wonderful colour when there is not much colour to be seen and deadheading will help to ensure that they return. Do not overwater, as this can cause rotting. Technically a perennial, often treated as annual.
Also known as the English primrose, the primula is one of the earliest plants to flower in springtime. Enjoy the burst of colour the primula provides at this time of year when most other plants have lost their colour.
The Gaultheria is sometimes known as the Checkberry plant. It's a sweet little evergreen shrub native of North America. The plant grows well in shady conditions that are relatively moist providing colourful winter berries (non-edible!) and leaves.