Posted: 15/06/2013 at 08:13
Winter provides another sort of colour too - glistening frost on seedheads, berries, evergreens and grasses. Now is the time to plan for structural plants that will look glorious when those frosts arive. For an idea of what I mean, think of all those beautiful Christmas cards of frosted gardens
Also, we'll soon be choosing bulbs to plant this autumn to give us early colour - some daffs and crocus will flower as early as february. And then of course there's snowdrops and aconites too. And hazel catkins (lamb's tails) appear on the branches in midwinter and it's wonderful to watch them develop with every mild spell, bringing the promise of spring with them.