Winter Gems in the Garden outside

December stalwart Mahonia ‘Charity’

As promised in an earlier post (see ‘When the Garden comes indoors‘), here are some of my winter treasures, mostly from the garden outside just now. Above is the ever reliable Mahonia ‘Charity’ which flowers its socks off every December. Despite the cold frosty weather we are having (even here in ‘Sunny Sussex’!), all these beauties in this post cheer us with their amazingly brave displays. How do they manage it? They are some of my winter delights. Few are glamorous ‘show-offs’, but they have hidden charms that need searching out,  ideally by bringing twigs or flowers indoors for a closer look and to  appreciate their scent more fully.

But first, here are two of my favourite indoor winter flowering bulbs.

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