Thursday, 16 January 2014

Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'

Ali, Graham, Ady and Callum took a break from pruning today to add plants to an area that was last worked on in November, see blog entry for the 28th 'Salix alba ssp. vitellina Yelverton'.

This time the visit was to plant nine Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' beneath the rich bronze-red stems of the Salix. The Cornus, smaller than the Salix, will bring the colours orange, yellow and red to the lower level of the border.

Simon placed the Cornus out into their final positions and once they were all planted a layer of mulch was added to the border. The sun shone throughout the morning and as it hit the tips of the newly planted Cornus the lower level planting did look like flames of a midwinter fire. 

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