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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.


Special Offers and Money Saving Ideas for Gardeners in 2016

Helleborus 'Walberton's Rosemary' pictured in flower on the 1st February.

Seasonal Cut Flowers

A close up of Sarcococca confusa's unopened flowers. Sarcococca confusa flowers from December to March every year, its sweetly scented, highly fragrant flowers are beneficial to bees and to gardeners, as they lift your spirits and touch your heart as you breathe in their delicious scent.

Container Plants for Bees, Butterflies and Gardeners

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.

Pumpkin Beth

A close up of my Miniature Orchid Trial BiOrbAir Terrarium, as pictured on the 26th January 2016. The first flower on my Masdevallia decumana opened today. Inside this terrarium Lepanthopsis astrophora 'Stalky' has flower buds which will open any day now, and Domingoa purpurea is also in the early stages of producing flowers.

BiOrbAir Review – Growing Miniature Orchids in the BiOrbAir

Helleborus niger, also known as the Christmas rose, pictured in flower in January.

Seasonal Cut Flowers

RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey is opening for free on Friday 15th April 2016, as part of the National Open Gardens Day. The RHS offer free visits for schools to their gardens.

Special Offers and Money Saving Ideas for Gardeners in 2016

Box Hill in Surrey, pictured in December.

Special Offers and Money Saving Ideas for Gardeners in 2016

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.

How to help Hedgehogs - Pumpkin Beth

Here's my BiOrbAir terrarium after the re-arrange, as pictured on the 14th January 2016. Prior to this photograph being taken, I took out all of the plants and compost, then added brand-new coir compost, that I purchased from Reef One, and new moss. I re-planted some of my old ferns and added some new miniature orchids.

A long-term review of the BiOrbAir (part three)