The Winter Garden

Happiness is a table full of plants ready to plant in the garden ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŒบ

People often think that I’m just interested in growing vegetables, but I really love plants and flowers of all kinds too ๐ŸŒฑ

I am very excited to be starting the planning and development of another area of โ€‹โ€‹the garden that will be full of diverse plants ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

After seeing Adam Frost visit Cambridge University Botanic Garden on Gardeners’ World recently, I was so inspired to see the established winter garden there. It’s an amazing sea of โ€‹โ€‹bright colours including winter flowers and various colours in both bark and stem – there’s no doubt that I will have to visit soon! I then went about designing a small area of โ€‹โ€‹the garden here to bring some colour during the darkest and most dreary of winter months ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ

Many thanks to Farmyard Nurseries for offering some great ideas and stocking all the plants I needed๐Ÿ‘Œ I’m going to plant:

  • Daphne ‘Jacqueline Postill’,
  • Mahonia,
  • Erica darleyensis,
  • Hamamellis,
  • Viburnum tinus,
  • 2 varieties of Cornus,
  • Sarcococca,
  • Hellebores,
  • Pittosporum

Many of these plants also offer vital nectar to the bees early in the season ๐Ÿ I’ll be filming it all with the Prynhawn Da crew next week and sharing a few tips on how you can create a colourful border in your garden in the depths of winter ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I am going to spend the rest of my day admiring these plants ๐Ÿคฃ