cornwall in colours: green

As we approach mid-April  the signs of spring are all around us in the UK. Unusually for April there is a shortage of showers and an abundance of blue skies though the temperatures barely reach double figures during the day and a bitterly cold northerly wind has made its presence known. Still, wrap up warm…

cornwall in colours: green

People often undervalue the effect that green foliage has in a garden. During the winter months having a few evergreen trees or shrubs can be so rewarding so perhaps try and make room for a few. There are thousands of shades of green ranging from the vivid limes of Euphorbia (Spurge)  to the olive-grey of…

cornwall in colours: spring shades (17 shades of green)

A walk in my favourite local “garden” on Sunday revealed lots of new life springing up – shrubs and perennials with bright new leaves; Euphorbias ranging from the palest yellow to brightest green, some with a dark red ‘eye’; variegated, spotted and striped; round, oval, crinkled, spiky; leathery, furry and prickly – take your pick. There…