This week’s jobs around the garden

If you’re starting the garden from scratch, then remember that a garden full of deciduous trees and shrubs will give lots of autumn colour, but will be totally bare for the winter.

Similarly, a garden full of evergreen specimens will give plenty of winter greenery but none of the fantastic seasonal displays of deciduous trees. 

It is best to use a mixture of the two for best effect. Look at creating a focal point to an area of your garden by using a good plant combination.

Acer palmatum Dissectum Viridis is a stunning and delicate looking Japanese maple and if you plant one that has been grafted on a stem of 1–2m and under plant with some Japanese azaleas you will truly have the best of all seasons as the acer will give stunning autumn colour and the azaleas will provide evergreen interest before they give of their best with a fabulous display of spring flowers.


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