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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.

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The Plant List

 

First plants under the oak tree:
Eranthis hyemalis  (winter aconites)
Hellebores
Galanthus – snowdrops
Cyclamen – coum

The individual snowdrops named:
Godfrey Owen
Wendy’s Gold
Trumps
Woodpecker
Rosemary Burnham

Helllebores:
Anna’s Red
Madame Lemoinier
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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