Heather ‘is a fantastic plant all year around’

Although winter is starting to look like it is finally behind us, this does not mean that gardeners will want to restrict all of their planning for the immediate future.

Indeed, it can be very satisfying to allow for the presence of plants that will remain in bloom all year round.

This can ensure that the green space is kept appealing and attractive at all times – and this can really help to counteract the droll grey winters that we have long since become accustomed to in the UK.

Heather is ideally suited for this purpose, as there is such a wide variety of plants in this species that there is something in flower during every month of the year.

It is also quite tolerant of poor soil conditions – although it remains a good idea for green-fingered enthusiasts and gardening professionals alike to ensure that their own soil is very well maintained.

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Former Gardeners' World presenter Alys Fowler praised heather for its hardy properties in an article for the Guardian.

"These tough plants are not bothered by exposed sites and … don't need acidic conditions. In fact, they tolerate lime and slugs – their spiky leaves are unappealing," she commented, adding: "They do need good light and won't be pleased if planted around the base."

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