Plant of the week: Lamium maculatum
Lamiums are extremely tough and hardy perennials which can survive the harshest of winters!
These plants are mainly chosen for their colourful foliage which is often variegated. As well as lush foliage they produce small flowers from the start of Summer to the end of Autumn which makes it popular with pollinators.
Quick fact: Lamiums will tolerate a position in full shade
Lamiums are ideally suited for borders, hanging baskets and containers because of its spreading and ground covering nature. Unlike most other plants they can withstand a range of soil conditions as well as thriving under trees, roses and shrubs.
For best results plant in partial sun and water well until established. After flowering this plant should be cut back to encourage extra growth.