I’ve just acquired two red-stemmed Dogwood – Cornus alba ‘sibirica’ – which I couldn’t resist to add drama to the winter garden. Impulse buy? Possibly but I do have a position in mind which is in between 2 winter-flowering honeysuckles – Lonicera x purpusii – so the delicate white and very fragrant flowers which are out now will act as contrasting bookends to the Dogwood.
And of course the ornamental grasses. Wouldn’t be without them. My Zebra grass, Mischanthus zebrinus is living up to expectations – tall upright oaten stems which are withstanding the wintry gusts.