Best structural plants to put in your garden – including smart ‘alternatives’


Hollie Newton, chief creative officer at Sproutl has shared some options for those looking to add some structural pieces into their garden. She told Express.co.uk: “It’s quite a good time for looking at those structural plants in the garden like the evergreens and the bushes and the shrubs. “When you look at your garden and you notice a bit of a gap in winter.

“Before it’s all flowers, where do you need to fill things in?

“That could be a great big evergreen, a really cool plant in a pot on a terrace.

“You can still have really beautiful plants.

“You will start to see the bamboos coming in and the palms and the japonicas.

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She said the “hardworking” plants come in a variety of forms which can add colour and a lovely scent to a bed or border.

Hollie also said salvias are “difficult to kill”.

Examples include salvia “love and wishes”, salvia “flower child”, salvia “jezebel” and salvia x sylvestris “mainacht”.

“Salivas are my number one,” Hollie added.

Now is also a great time for gardeners to plant bedding plants like pansies and violas.



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