Though many plants are dormant over winter, there are some you can grow for their flowers in December.
A great way to keep the garden looking fresh is by planting up winter containers. Garden centres will be selling a variety of winter-flowering plants to choose from. Need inspiration? Check out five of best winter containers for colour.
By growing winter-flowering plants, you'll also benefit pollinators. On sunny days in particular, bees like buff-tailed bumblebees may emerge to feed.
Don't forget to look at more ways to make your garden bee-friendly over winter.
Discover five of the best winter-flowering plants for December, below.