Happy New Year everyone!
Christmas and New Year have come and gone so now it is time to embrace 2020 and the winter garden.
Surprisingly, due to the mild weather, there are an incredibly large amount of plants that are flowering now. Some defying mother nature and putting in yet another bloom when you would usually expect them to be having a nap at this time of year but it is so important to 'go with the flow' and let nature lead your choice of garden jobs.
Enjoy all the garden gifts whether early, late or timely. (Click on gallery photos to enlarge).
Succulents are absolutely excelling at the moment and are an excellent no-fuss addition to any garden indoors or out. They required very little maintenance but give back so much with their intricate fascinating foliage. Living works of art. Just do not over water them.
And then there is Hamamelis mollis and x intermedia, witch hazel and Chimonanthus praecox, winter sweet. Both a flash of shocking bright colours and sublime scent. No winter garden should be without these gems. Absolute show stoppers this time of year.
As we move through the month, one-by-one, Hellebores appear, as if from nowhere to grace the cold bleak days with sheer exquisite beauty. Wow what a show, so many different varieties to delight and cheer up even the darkest day. From Lenten roses, Picotee Lady, scented to doubles their bowing shy heads radiate charm.