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Bud heathers, or Calluna vulgaris, are treated with dyes to give exciting colours such as blue, orange, yellow and rust-red, which pack a punch in patio containers during winter.
Have it emerging from the golden leafy embers of summer-flowering, ground-hugging calluna varieties Con Brio, Firefly and Robert Chapman.
Combine them with violas, hedera and callunas for further colour, he suggests.
Heather refers to three types of plants - calluna, daboecia and Erica.
Calluna is the common heather which is native to these isles and has small leaves.
Nurserymen dye white winter-flowering callunas to offer gardeners a much more co-ordinated planting scheme.
GIVE your patio a bit of moorland magic with a fine display of Scottish heathers, also know as callunas. Choose upright varieties and for instant effect plant four or five in a container of ericaceous compost.
If your soil's pH is lower than 6.5 (Acidic), then you will be able to grow most varieties of Heather or Ericas for winter flowers and Callunas for spring tips and late summer colour.
Choose heathers such as Erica carnea and Erica darleyensis for flowers and mix them with callunas, which have brightly-coloured foliage in winter, to create a ground-hugging tapestry of colour.
Other plants to look for are late summer flowering callunas, a type of heather, and asters.