‘Surprisingly tough’ plants to make gardens ‘thrive’ in all seasons – ‘especially winter’


It can be difficult to predict what the weather is going to be like in Britain from one day to the next, which can make looking after a garden more difficult. No matter what the weather, a garden should be able to be enjoyed, even if just through the window. Choosing sturdy plants will ensure that come rain or shine, your garden will be looking as good as it can.

It can be difficult to predict what the weather is going to be like in Britain from one day to the next, which can make looking after a garden more difficult. No matter what the weather, a garden should be able to be enjoyed, even if just through the window. Choosing sturdy plants will ensure that come rain or shine, your garden will be looking as good as it can.

Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Samantha Richards, garden gazebo expert at Gazeboshop, has commented on the plants that can withstand all types of weather, especially during winter, and how to care for each of them. 

She said: “With the everchanging British weather, choosing the right plants for your garden can leave you with little to no maintenance work and a flourishing garden that lasts all year round. 

“After the summer of intense heat waves and winter soon approaching, keen gardeners are looking for more durable plants that can withstand all types of weather. Here are five plants that are sturdy enough to see your garden thrive through all the seasons, especially winter.”

Sedum 

Sedums are succulent plants with fleshy leaves and flat, nectar-rich flower heads that are loved by bees and other pollinators.

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These easy-to-grow perennials provide a beautiful carpet of colour in a variety of forms and sizes to make an attractive feature of any area, from pots to borders and everything in between.

Samantha said: “Primroses are stunning and are a telltale sign of spring as we all know. This plant will survive the harshest of British winters with not much maintenance. When first planted, they require thorough watering, but once the plant is established not much care is needed – it will take care of itself.”

Christmas rose 

The Christmas rose bears large, round, white flat-faced flowers above low-growing mounds of leathery, deep green foliage. It’s perfect for growing at the front of a partially shaded border and makes an excellent cut flower – simply float the blooms in a bowl of water to display them.

The plant pro noted that these roses can flower for months. She said: “The Christmas rose is an elegant flower that comes in shades of white, green and pink. Also known as the Hellebore, this evergreen plant has a long flowering period that can start as early as Christmas and last well into spring. A regular supply of water is all that is necessary and light shade is preferred.”



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