What’s In Season – Lots of Winter Colour

Winter might bring cooler temperatures, but your garden doesn’t have to lose its vibrancy! At Blackwood’s, we have a stunning selection of winter flowers ready to add a burst of colour and cheer to your outdoor spaces. Here’s a look at the fabulous blooms you can find on our shelves right now:

Argyranthemum – also known as Marguerite daisies, Argyranthemums provide an abundance of daisy-like flowers that can bloom profusely, even in cooler weather. Their vibrant colours and lush foliage make them a stunning addition to any garden. They’re  low maintenance and easy to grow, making them ideal for both novice and experienced gardeners. They are drought-tolerant once established and require minimal care beyond regular watering and occasional feeding. Excellent at attracting beneficial pollinators like bees and butterflies to your garden.  Great in pots and containers, borders and edgings, mixed flower beds.
Plant Argyranthemums in well-drained soil in sunny garden beds for a bright and cheerful display. They make excellent companions for other annuals and perennials, adding height and colour.

– for a touch of drama and height in your garden, foxgloves are the perfect choice. Their tall spires of tubular flowers can add a stunning vertical element to your winter landscape.  Foxgloves will grow in semi-shade to sun, but in regions where it gets hot very early in summer, its best to plant them in a cool position. This makes them an excellent choice for adding colour and interest to areas in your garden that receive dappled sunlight or morning sun with afternoon shade.  They’re great for the back of borders, woodland gardens, cottage gardens, along fences and walls.
Plant foxgloves in light, moist soils which are high in organic matter and with good drainage.  Water them well during dry spells.

Lavender stoechas
– add a touch of elegance and fragrance with Lavender Stoechas. Their distinctive blooms and aromatic leaves can uplift any garden space, providing both visual appeal and a lovely scent. This type of lavender is drought-tolerant and easy to care for once established. It requires minimal watering and maintenance, making it an ideal choice for busy gardeners or those looking to create a low-maintenance garden.  It’s also a magnet for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.  Great for garden beds, borders, sunny slopes and banks, herb gardens, as hedges and in pots and containers. 
Plant Lavender stoechas in full sun, in well-drained soil to which well decomposed compost has been added. 

– also known as African daisies, Osteospermum boasts daisy-like flowers with vivid colours that can brighten up any winter garden. Their hardy nature makes them an excellent choice for adding long-lasting colour.  Once established, Osteospermum are highly drought-tolerant. They require minimal watering, making them an excellent choice for low-maintenance gardens and areas with water restrictions. They are excellent at attracting bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Fantastic for beds and borders, pots and containers and rock gardens.
Plant osteospermum in full sun and in well-drained soil.

Pansies and Violas
– these charming flowers are winter staples, known for their delightful “faces” and a wide range of colours. They thrive in the colder temperatures and continue to bloom profusely throughout the winter months. They are incredibly versatile and can be planted in various locations – from garden beds to hanging baskets, window boxes, border edgings and ground covers. Their compact size and mounding habit make them ideal for filling in gaps and adding bright, cheerful colour to small spaces.
Plant Pansies and Violas in well-drained soil with plenty of sunlight for a bright and colourful display.

– known for their strikingly colourful flowers and lovely scent, Pelargoniums bring continuous colour to your garden throughout the winter months. They’re perfect for pots, garden beds, and window boxes. They’re easy-to-grow, low-maintenance plants that are drought-tolerant once established, and require minimal care beyond regular watering and occasional feeding.  Pelargoniums are highly versatile and can be used in a variety of garden settings, including beds, borders, containers, and hanging baskets. 
Plant pelargoniums in full sun and in well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter.

– while often associated with summer, many varieties of petunias flourish in our dry winters, bringing their bold and beautiful blooms to brighten winter gardens. Whether you plant them in garden beds, containers, hanging baskets, or window boxes, petunias thrive and add beauty with minimal effort.  Their wide range of colours and patterns can brighten up any garden space, making them a popular choice for creating lively and eye-catching displays.
Plant petunias in full sun.  They prefer well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. Sandy or loamy soils are ideal. 

Primula Malacoides (Fairy Primroses)
are perfect for adding a touch of elegance to shaded garden spots in the garden.  They bloom profusely in winter and early spring, adding colour and charm.  The delicate, clustered flowers of Primula malacoides come in shades of pink, purple and white. can thrive in pots and containers or flower beds. Perfect for shaded garden beds and borders to add colour and interest to areas that might otherwise be difficult to fill. They are perfect for underplanting beneath trees or larger shrubs.  Great for woodland gardens, along paths and walkways and in pots and containers.
Plant Primula malaoides in partial shade to full shade in well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. A loamy soil with good moisture retention is ideal.

Create Your Winter Wonderland

With such a diverse and vibrant selection of winter blooms available, you can create a garden that’s bursting with colour and life, even during the colder months. Visit Blackwood’s today and discover the full range of these stunning flowers. Let your garden be a bright and cheerful haven all winter long!