Evergreen Winter Structure
In the depths of winter sometimes only the skeleton of a garden is visible, so it is vitally important. This can be made up of specimen evergreens or evergreen hedges.
Currently at Thornhayes, despite the awful weather, various Hollies, such as Ilex aquifolium ‘JC van Thol’ and Ilex x altaclarensis ‘Belgica Aurea’ (below left) are looking wonderful. Also low hedges of Box Buxus sempervirens (below right) or its blight free substitute Ilex crenata ‘Convexa’, provide neat edges to busy pathways. The image on the Home page shows Ilex aquifolium ‘Argenteo Marginata' which provides a pretty but substantial hedge in an ornamental garden.