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Things to do in winter! Gardens to visit, winter gardening jobs and advice, gardening tips for winter time.
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The Savill Garden, near Englefield Green, Windsor, as pictured in December. This lovely garden will be opening its doors for free to visitors throughout January and February 2016.


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This morning the second bud on my Masdevallia decumana opened. There's just one more bud which is yet to open, this one will open in the next few days. This Masdevallia decumana is pictured on the 3rd February 2016, inside my Miniature Orchid Trial BiOrbAir terrarium.

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The Palm House at Kew Gardens is lit up with a moving light show for Christmas at Kew 2016, which is held at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew from the 23rd December 2016, until the 2nd January 2017.

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The carol singers at Christmas at Kew 2016, sang beautifully, as the singers welcomed visitors to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is a wonderful garden to visit at any time of year. A gift of membership to become a friend of kew would make a very special gift. Kew is open to visitors all year round. The gardens are open every day, except for the 24th and 25th December.

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The Holly Walk at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, pictured in November.

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Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens'.

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Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata Pendula', pictured at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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This Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens' was purchased from Squire's Garden Centre in Milford. This standard, evergreen holly would make a perfect Christmas gift.

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Leaving a log pile in a quiet area of your garden, will create a habitat for many invertebrates, insects, frogs, toads, hedgehogs and other creatures. Many of us have small areas to garden in, but it's easy to create a woodpile in a quiet corner and leave a pile of autumn leaves for hedgehogs to safely nest in.

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