Plant of the week: Viburnum tinus "Eve Price"

The ever-reliable Viburnum tinus "Eve Price" has been described as a nice cheery addition to the winter garden.

Which, in many ways it is. It's evergreen, has pink flower buds that slowly open to white and even produces small, blue-black fruit. It likes a fertile soil but will tolerate anything in sun or light shade. And if you prune it after it's finished flowering, it won't sulk. Propagation is easy – cuttings root freely.

The plant was named after Lady Eve Price, of Wakehurst Place, the National Trust house and garden near Haywards Heath in Sussex.