This is my first Winter as a gardener and I feel like I was wholly unprepared for it. The garden is lacking a strong structure and I definitely need to invest in some more evergreens for next year so that the garden will look less bare during this bleak time. My two front borders, which I look out on from every room of my house, are particularly stark and depressing.
|The two front borders, looking bare this Winter|
A peek in to my neighbour's garden below shows how a few shrubs and a nice pot, which give the garden height, really help the garden to retain its bones and keep it looking good during Winter.
|A view into my neighbour's garden|
It's not all bad news though, there are a few plants in my garden that are particularly shining this Winter. The lack of competition only helps these beauties stand out all the more.
|'Flaviramea' in front of 'Sibirica'|
|Winter Jasmine Jasminum nudiflorum|
|The first buds of Mahonia × media 'Winter Sun'|