Pyracantha & Cotoneaster: Bright and beautiful
by Colour your life
Remember, remember the 5th of November? It’s bonfire and fireworks all round and explosions of colour lighting up the skies. For those of us who like our colour explosions without the bang – this month’s plant choices are for you. Pyracantha and Cotoneaster are not only bright and beautiful; they are useful too, providing an excellent source of food and shelter for the wildlife in your garden and a significant source of nectar when the bees have slim pickings in the June Gap. The magnificent fiery orange and ruby red berries are set on a backdrop of dark, evergreen, glossy foliage that can brighten up the gloomiest November day or sparkle in the winter sunshine!