Posted: 06/11/2016 at 23:19
I've only a small back garden but planted with the idea there would be some green during the winter months.
There are a couple of variegated shrubs which keep their leaves and the hedge stays green throughout the year. I've a couple of clematis which flower during the winter months, although only one has ever flowered in December.
I take pleasure in our countryside at this time of year, which is certainly like an all year garden. The season changes are a necessity to allow plants to die back, build up stores for an explosion of regrowth and colour in Spring.
For me it's about interest and I enjoy the seasons, for me seeing the die back in autumn herald's the coming of winter, I enjoy the garden covered in snow, the uncertainty that some plants might not get through adds to the pleasure when they start to flower.
Last edited: 06 November 2016 23:28:35