We decided to plant up a couple of pots for winter/early spring display. If nothing else it was a good excuse to browse at the garden centre and buy more plants.
For the first pot we bought skimmia - Finchy as the centrepiece. The evergreen leaves and white buds add immediate interest and then in spring the clusters of small, white, perfumed flowers will open.
We added three heathers - Marleen , some violas - Morpho and an unnamed ivy to trail down the front. All this was underplanted with white narcissi - Tresamble and purple tulips - Cum Laude.
I did wonder whether I should have bought yellow narcissi to compliment the violas but this didn't occur to me until we were home. Never mind white will pick up the skimmia flowers.
In the other tub we planted two erythronimum - Pagoda, three allium - Ivory Queen and one larger allium - Everest.
The pot was topped off with more of the violas.
Other than a bit of dead-heading that's our part played and now it's up to them.