If you grow heathers you will know why we do and these recommendations come from other Heather growers.
Reasons for Growing Heather
- Heathers can provide a rich and changing variety of colour from both foliage and flowers all year round.
- Many of the easiest heathers are at their best in the drabbest months.
- Heathers are versatile, evergreen, inexpensive, long lasting and easy to grow.
- They can provide a weed free garden which needs little or no maintenance and provides great ground cover even on a sloping bank.
- Heathers are carefree and thrive on poor soil, in windy places and even near the sea.
- There are 100’s of varieties in many colours shapes and sizes and they are very hardy.
- Heathers are easy to propagate to increase your stock for free.
- Many varieties make good cut flowers and dry well for indoors.
- Attractive forms can be found in the wild or beg some cuttings from friends and relatives.
- Heathers and their cousins Heaths soon capture the imagination and hold you fascination.
So I hope you can see Heather is not just for the wild moors and the singing of folk songs but for serious gardeners.
White heather flowering in March with a light green leaf.
White heather flowering in march with a good mulch of pine bark chippings to help the soil acidity.
Contact the Heather Society