Autumn colour at Long Close, Leicestershire

What About Grey & Silver Leaves?


Grey and Silver leaves are nature’s adaptations to hot, sunny climates. In consequence, they are often unsuited to our weather – grey and silver leaves always look miserable and bedraggled in wet weather, which can make the garden a dreary place over many months of the year -quite a disadvantage .

Green leaves by contrast often look at their best in rain. They are truly at home here in the British Isles.

On the plus side, grey and silver leaves do not clash with other colours and are natural and normal - not garden centre colours. So I do include a very few of them in my garden (for their flowers, really).


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