The colours of an early spring garden in the Shropshire hills
Nestled in the South Shropshire hills, Edge Villa is a two-acre garden full of blooms and abuzz with life. Over 15 years, garden owners Chris and Bill have introduced many unusual plants and fragrant roses, utilising clever designs to protect the garden from the strong winds which gather in the hills. Here, Chris shows us the uplifting early signs of spring that are peppering the borders of the garden at Edge Hill.
The Plant List
First plants under the oak tree:
Eranthis hyemalis (winter aconites)
Galanthus – snowdrops
Cyclamen – coum
The individual snowdrops named:
Random seedling hellebores
Fragrant Shrub: Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’
Crabapple: John Downie
Camellia – unnamed from a cutting Chris took from a friend’s flower arrangement.
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