Display with red cornus
and a collar of verdant green salal foliage to show them off to their best.
alba, sanguinea and stolonifera types are all grown for their winter stem colour.
The two commonly available species are Cornus
alba and Cornus
Owned by the Racehorse Owners' Association's club for 18 to 32-year-olds, and sponsored by Betfair, Cornus
had been mulish on the way to post but that is nothing new and jockey James Doyle is familiar with his antics.
GOOD CHOICE: Sorbus Cashmiriana, above, and Fatsia japonica, right, are good choices for winter gardens; TOUCH OF COLOUR: Cornus
alternifolia 'Variegata' with its horizontal branches
Above - Holly and silver birch are perfect winter plants Cornus
sibrica,also known as Dogwood, should be planted in groups and full sun to bring out the most impressive colour
are famed for their colourful bark, some types have excellent flowers such as C.
has acquired a few names over the years, it seems significant that Alan McCabe, the trainer who has had the horse for the majority of his career, was willing to reacquire the son of Inchinor for pounds 6,000 from the Jeremy Glover yard after a Southwell claimer in February.
Not everything will take root but cornus
, viburnum, elder and willow work well.
You can take hardwood cuttings on shrubs such as cotinus, cornus
, salix and roses.
I In addition to all the shrubs flowering now, several trees are also blooming, including a magnificent specimen of Cornus
'Norman Hadden' here at Glebe Cottage.
Forms of Cornus
alba are renowned for crimson winter stems.
alba will tolerate wet or dry conditions but if you've got really wet ground, the North American species Cornus
stolonifera revels in damp conditions.
The brilliant red stems of dogwood would grace a garden at any time of the year although winter is when Cornus
alba, an otherwise modest shrub with inconspicuous creamy-white flowers in summer, is most outstanding.