English Woodlands Today Announced How Gardeners Can Liven Up The Winter With Variegated Evergreens

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English Woodlands, a Sussex-based supplier of trees, shrubs and hedging, announced today how gardeners could inject life into their winter gardens with variegated evergreens.

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English Woodlands announce how gardeners can liven up winter gardens with variegated evergreens

We advise customers to invest in variegated evergreens, recommending the Euonymus japonicas and Japanese Laurel species ourselves, though enthusiasts should always research for themselves.

The long-standing supplier of trees, shrubs and hedging, English Woodlands, tree nursery, announced today how gardeners may be able to liven up their winter gardens using variegated evergreens.

For many gardeners it can be difficult to find the colour and variety to keep their gardens lively throughout the year. Often the most attractive plants yield larger fruit and produce vibrant blossom, but most of these specimens are deciduous. In the winter they defoliate, becoming barren and bare.

The clear solution to a dull, empty garden is to plant evergreen trees and shrubs. While most evergreens do lose leaves, they replace them steadily throughout the year, remaining in leaf at all times. In the case of conifers, it’s thought they develop in response to low levels of nutrients in the soil. Where deciduous trees lose nutrients whenever their leaves fall, evergreens will continue ticking over so long as the ground hasn’t completely frozen. In areas where nutrients are already scarce evergreens have become a naturally dominant force in the landscape.

They’re low-maintenance planting solutions appealing to any gardener. Minimal if any pruning is required, and they’ve evolved to survive even on inhospitable soil types, so long as they’re well drained. Despite these benefits they tend towards notably plain appearances, and fewer species produce the large fruit and flowers many enthusiasts find desirable. Even if they do, it still tends to be limited towards the summer.

To be variegated is simply to possess different colours, in terms of plants this means to have leaves featuring edging or patterning in a second colour, often yellow or white accompanying the standard green. A Customer Service Representative from English Woodlands elaborated on how variegated specimens could be worthwhile planting solutions for winter gardeners. “Our customers are always seeking new ways to exert more control over the atmosphere and feeling their garden creates. Few people like having an empty garden for almost half the year, so evergreen plants are an incredibly popular choice to make sure something is on display year-through. We advise customers to invest in variegated evergreens, recommending the Euonymus japonicas and Japanese Laurel species ourselves, though enthusiasts should always research for themselves.”

The Japanese Laurel, or Aucuba japonica, features green foliage with small, numerous yellow spots, creating an attractive texture to fill out an empty garden, also having the chance to produce small purple blossom and red fruits in the spring. Some Euonymus japonicas features thick yellow, cream or white borders around each glossy, green leaf, creating a far brighter display during the winter. English Woodlands do warn, however, that in both species the small, insignificant fruit is mildly toxic, as well as the plant in general.

Both plants are incredibly easy to cultivate, prospering in any type of soil possessing moderately effective drainage. The two trees are able to cater to any garden site, the Euonymus surviving in full sun exposure, where the Japanese Laurel requires shady sites.

English Woodlands tree and plant nursery can be traced back as far as 1919, and have been providing trees, shrubs and hedging throughout the period. With their continued focus on advising customers to make informed planting decisions they hope to maintain their high level of service to the public for the foreseeable future.

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