Days may be short and dreary, light levels low, the nights long and cold but outside, even in this the bleakest periods, the garden is far from lacking interest. Lustrous ivies, clinging to walls and trees, shiny hollies, glistening laurels, each contribute form and pattern to a bare landscape.
Evergreen shrubs in the winter garden provide structure, colour and fragrance. Skimmias and hollies add colour with their bright berries; the fragrances from mahonias, viburnums and Christmas box waft across the garden. Continue reading