Winter

We may not always think it, but winter can be a stunning time in the garden and a chance to get ahead with preparations for the year ahead.. Take a look at our winter garden tips below and also help our feathered friends with some family winter crafts.

Shining through the darkest months

With the blossoms and blooms of spring and summer all but forgotten and many gardens closed to the public, you could be forgiven for thinking that as we retreat inside from the cold that the gardening year is over. But, far from being a time of rest, winter can be a really productive and beautiful time in the garden. We caught up with Sarah Pajwani, garden owner of St Timothee in Berkshire, to find out more about winter in her garden.

Winter gems

Assistant County Organiser for Berkshire, Graham O’Connell looks at the history of snowdrops, how to grow them and, most importantly, where to see them this season.

Feed the birds with nutty apple rings

Treat the wildlife in your garden this winter with these nutty apple rings.

This quick winter craft is a great way to encourage children to get outdoors this winter, and to learn about the wildlife living in the garden.

How to make bird seed cakes

This simple ‘recipe’ is a great crafting activity and will have the whole family bird watching at the window once they’re served to the wildlife in the garden.

A year in the garden

At this time of year, a garden in bloom can feel a long way away. However, in just a few weeks snowdrops will begin their resilient fight against the frosts to bring us the first signs of the new gardening year.

Even in the winter months, there is plenty to keep you busy in the garden. To help you prepare your green spaces, Head Gardeners for Horatio’s Garden, Stephen, Jacqui and Sallie share their tips for each month of the year to help you get your garden looking its best in 2020.

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