For my first SOS I have decided to feature the evergreens in my garden, the oldest of which were here before me i.e planted pre 1993. Mid winter is their time to shine and come spring they will retire modestly into the background, merely props and scenery again.
1. Camellia (Donation)
Not a particularly loved specimen (I did not plant it and its been very shaded and ignored for years) but she does shine in the sun and has some juicy buds this year.
A slow growing blob that had a smart haircut this summer.
I love this varigated holly. It was smothered in berries before Christmas and looks good all year.
4. Choisya (dazzler)
This is lovely now with the shiny delicate leaves and in summer with its white flowers
5. Sarcococca confusa
I planted this by the front door 3 years ago and I think it has made enough growth to wack out some good fragrance when the flowers come out in a few days.
6. A trio of evergreens (yew, euonymus and box) along the front garden boundary
What it says on the tin
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