Winter Basket of Hellebores and Fritillaries

The Joys of Winter Flowers

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“Most people, early in November, take last looks at their gardens, and are then prepared to ignore them until the spring. I am quite sure that a garden doesn’t like to be ignored like this. It doesn’t like to be covered in dust sheets, as though it were an old room which you had shut up during the winter. Especially since a garden knows how gay and delightful it can be, even in the very frozen heart of the winter, if you only give it a chance.” – Beverley Nichols

And how crazy is that, for the dormant season and the quiet time in the garden is anything but that: open your eyes and choose to listen and see, as your breath cools in the freezing air, even as the snow covers the ground, there are still troopers flowering and reminding us that even in the dead of Winter, Spring is but a heartbeat away.


Christmas Rose Advent Wreath


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Better known as the ADVERT season by the shops….

And here we are on the eve of so-called “Black Friday”, the day after Thanksgiving, and apparently £8 billion pounds is expected to be spent over the next four days…

Here I confess to feeling just a little bit hypocritical as this is yet another commercial site…but I hope that these flowers will bring joy for many years to come too, rather than, as I often have done, be a throw away, disposable purchase. That they are a symbol of the season…..