The garden in winter - incredible plants and flowers that look great in winter, plus stunning frosty and snowy landscapes.
When your plants from summer and autumn have started to die off, your garden will lose lots of colour. The dark, cold months give plenty of opportunity however to create winter and Christmas containers that are full of life and colour. Don’t let the chillier months stop you from creating a beautiful display to cheer you up. Some plants actually look better in the cold months and creating a fantastic winter display looks great on your porch, inside your house and in the back garden.
In amongst all the autumnal fun of pumpkin carving and blackberry picking, it’s easy to forget about the other important autumn garden jobs that need to be done. It’s all about preparing your garden for the winter ahead, and a quick tidy up of your borders now could save yourself a lot of heartache in the long run.
Getting fit in the garden is a great way to incorporate physical activity into your routine, improve your garden and get some much-needed fresh air. In the current climate with a lockdown in the UK due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to stay active. So here are some ideas for a winter garden workout.
Plants love to grow in pots during summer, but they are exposed to the elements in winter. In the soil, roots are protected by the warmth of the earth. But in pots they are vulnerable to winter frost, snow and cold winds. Patio pots are also prone to waterlogging in times of heavy rain, which can kill plants. Sodden soil has all the air pushed out of it by the water, meaning roots can’t access any oxygen.