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Fab Foliage – April 2012

By Patientgardener @patientgardener

Fab Foliage – April 2012

I thought I would join in with Christina’s monthly meme on foliage this month.  Whilst lots of the perennials are still only just emerging especially as the cooler temperatures now seem to be holding things back, there are some plants which are really making their presence felt such asLigularia britt marie crawford. I am so pleased to see this plant looking so healthy.  Last year it suffered with the dry weather so much so that this autumn I moved it into the new bog garden and the added moisture really seems to be helping.  Of course with all the rain we have had the past week it should be romping away.

Fab Foliage – April 2012

I’m not a huge fan of topiary but over the last two years a few box pyramids and balls have crept into the garden to give winter interest and as focal points.  I like the box best at this time of the year when the new growth is looking so fresh and the plants have a woolly look.

Fab Foliage – April 2012

This hellebore – Helleborus Argustifolius ‘Janet Starnes’ – is making its presence felt at the moment.  The leaves really stand out from the woodland border though sadly this plant is lacking in decent flowers and the stems have a tendency to be top-heavy but right now it looks quite pretty.

Fab Foliage – April 2012

I have had this hosta for years, well in fact decades, and have no idea what it is but it has been divided over and over again and given away here and there.  It is particularly good at withstanding slugs although I don’t as a rule get a lot of slug damage in the garden.

Those are my four favorite foliage plants at the moment.  For more foliage posts visit Christina’s blog Creating my own garden of the Hesperides

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