Hollie Newton, chief creative officer at Sproutl has shared some options for those looking to add some structural pieces into their garden. She told Express.co.uk: “It’s quite a good time for looking at those structural plants in the garden like the evergreens and the bushes and the shrubs. “When you look at your garden and you notice a bit of a gap in winter.
“Before it’s all flowers, where do you need to fill things in?
“That could be a great big evergreen, a really cool plant in a pot on a terrace.
“You can still have really beautiful plants.
“You will start to see the bamboos coming in and the palms and the japonicas.
She said the “hardworking” plants come in a variety of forms which can add colour and a lovely scent to a bed or border.
Hollie also said salvias are “difficult to kill”.
Examples include salvia “love and wishes”, salvia “flower child”, salvia “jezebel” and salvia x sylvestris “mainacht”.
“Salivas are my number one,” Hollie added.
Now is also a great time for gardeners to plant bedding plants like pansies and violas.