winter flowering shrubs

Baby steps (towards spring)

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Every weekend is pretty much the same during the lockdown. A time to catch up on sleep, to read, phone friends and family, make […]

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RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair 2018

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One event in my calendar heralds the approach of spring like no other: the RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair. Throughout the first, frozen […]

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Goodnestone Rising

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  It was possibly a little too early to go out snowdrop spotting. In another year it might almost have been too late, but […]

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Scented flowers for the midwinter garden

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  During the winter months, every flower in the garden is cherished like a precious gemstone. Once spring arrives, we’ll enjoy an elegant sufficiency […]

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No winter garden is complete without at least one witch hazel (Hamamelis spp.). These superb shrubs flower reliably during the harshest, bleakest of winters, scenting the […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Sarcococca ruscifolia

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Venturing out of the terrace doors this morning I am hit, full frontal, by the scent of Christmas Box, Sarcococca ruscifolia. The fragrance coming […]

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