How to Choose Holly For Your garden

If you have a holly tree with berries in your garden, get in early to collect your share for indoor decorations before the birds decimate it. At any other time of year it would seem strange to merrily gather ‘decorations’ from the woodlands (let alone entire trees!) but once a year off we trot ‘en masse’ to adorn our homes … Read More

Sheena’s Plant of the Month: Sarcococca confusa, or Christmas Box

Sarcococca confusa

Sarcococca confusa, also known as Christmas box or sweet box, is a must if you like scent in the garden. Any plant that flowers in the winter must work very hard to attract the few insects that are around, hence winter flowering shrubs are particularly fragrant. The Christmas box is a very unassuming, unfussy little plant with small white flowers … Read More

Winter Gardening Tips

Any sunshine this month will be weak, but if you feel like venturing into the garden, wrap up well and there are always jobs to be getting on with! Now’s your chance to catch up with any repairs or maintenance jobs that have been piling up over the year and you can make the most of any good weather by … Read More