Colour Your Life campaign chooses carnival theme for February

The Rio Carnival in Brazil is the inspiration behind the Colour Your Life campaign's theme for February.

Drawing on the sequined outfits of carnival dancers, the campaign suggests promoting the whispy blooms and bare branches of Hamamelis.

Suggested varieties for promotion include:

  • Hamamelis x intermedia is a great species for fragrant late winter flowers. It is a medium-large shrub that can reach up to 4m in height and spread at maturity
  • ‘Allgold’ is always popular with its yellow flowers, as is ‘Arnold Promise’, with its large yellow flowers
  • ‘Pallida’ and ‘Sunburst’ are also good choices
  • ‘Sunburst’ is the perfect choice if space is limited as it is more compact at growing to 2.5m
  • Hamamelis mollis (Chinese witch hazel) bears very fragrant yellow flowers
  • Hamamelis vernalis (Ozark witch hazel) bears flowers in a range of colours from yellow through orange to red-tinged.

For more details on basic planting information and the campaign’s fascinating facts tool, log on to www.colour-your-life.co.uk.

 

Subscribe to Horticulture Week for more news, more in-depth features and more technical and market info.

 

 


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Dazzling display of new plants at Four Oaks Trade Show 2017

Dazzling display of new plants at Four Oaks Trade Show 2017

A wide range of first-time exhibitors and established names will showcase a wealth of new varieties at September's Four Oaks Trade Show, says Matthew Appleby.

Product and service showcase

Product and service showcase

Fresh solutions to production problems can be found among the array of products and services being introduced at the Four Oaks Trade Show, Sally Drury reports.

Four Oaks Trade Show 2017 - Exhibitor List

Comprehensive list of the exhibitors at this year's show and where to find them.


Opinion... Unbeatable delight of quality plants

Opinion... Unbeatable delight of quality plants

Viewing top-quality plants, both growing and on sale, always gives me pleasure.

Editorial ... More analysis and insight from bumper HW issue

Editorial ... More analysis and insight from bumper HW issue

Welcome to this bumper 72-page July edition of Horticulture Week magazine, packed with exclusive analysis, insight and expert advice on the biggest issues impacting all sectors of the UK horticulture industry right now.

Edwards: Will a weak pound and tariffs on imported stock be good for UK nursery production?

Edwards: Will a weak pound and tariffs on imported stock be good for UK nursery production?

At the time of writing - a few days after the general election - sterling has weakened and we still have no idea of what Brexit means.


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Tim Edwards

Boningales Nursery chairman Tim Edwards on the business of ornamentals production
 

Read Tim Edwards

Ornamentals ranking

Top 30 Ornamentals Nurseries by Turnover 2017

Top 30 Ornamentals Nurseries by Turnover 2017

Tough retail pricing policies and Brexit opportunities drive the top 30 growth strategies.

Pest & Disease Tracker bulletin 

The latest pest and disease alerts, how to treat them, plus EAMU updates, sent direct to your inbox.

Sign up here

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Peter Seabrook

Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world
 

Read more Peter Seabrook articles