Geoff gave a very enthusiastic presentation about putting colour into winter gardens. He explained of several ways in which it could be done and included form, shape and the structure of the plants and trees being planted.
There are 3 main considerations: A) Large Structure - Plants/Trees/Pergola B) Infill Plants - Shrubs/Plants C) No bare soil - add bulbs. Bulbs could always be grown in plastic tubs which could be sunken into the soil and replaced with another tub of flowering bulbs after the first bloom of bulbs had gone. This provides a constant source of colour for that area of garden. If conifers are used to provide structure, then attention must be given to the height they’ll eventually grow to!