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For winter foliage Think hebes

YOU are probably more likely to associate hebes with the warmer months. Given their ability to provide a summer and autumn of prolific flowers in blue, purple, reddish, lavender, pink or white, sitting amongst glossy foliage, it’s hardly surprising that they’re seen as essential summer shrubs. But many have also proved themselves as colourful and dependable evergreens for sunny sites.

True, hebes may not be completely hardy right across the country, but they’re so easy to root from cuttings that we can easily raise our own spares. An

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