BEST OF THE BUNCH.
HEATHER (ERICA) Early-flowering, low-growing evergreen heathers in
shades of white and deep pink are a joy to behold at this time of year,
creating a carpet of colour in rock gardens or even their own beds. Try
E. carnea Springwood White, a vigorous, trailing variety which produces
white flowers above white green foliage. Other good varieties include
Foxhollow, which has purple flowers and bronzeyellow foliage, Myretoun
Ruby, with pink to red flowers, and Ruby Glow, with deep green leaves
and pink flowers. These low-growing types prefer full sun in acid soil.
Trim them after flowering to keep them in check, but don't cut in
to old wood or they may not recover.