We had a heavy frost all week and I took some pictures of the frost-covered evergreens in the garden on Thursday before we woke up on Friday to the most gorgeous blanket of snow. This week in both the frost and the snow, the garden absolutely sparkled! My #SixonSaturday this week from my garden is a white one!
An Evergreen Six on Saturday
Evergreen plants and branches are used in lots of decorations at this time of year in our homes and as their leaves retain their colour throughout Winter, they have long been symbolic of immortality and eternal life.
The Top Two Tips for Christmas Tree Care
If you want your real tree to last through the festive season, you need to remember to take care of it just as you would any cut branch or flower that you bring into your home.
Snow – The Poor Man’s Fertilizer
Whether you've woken up to a blanket of snow this morning, have had snow for days or are still waiting on those first flutters, snow cover, believe it or not, can actually be quite beneficial for the trees and shrubs in your garden.
If Holly is a Male and Ivy is a Female…
Plants like Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe are all a hugely popular part of our Christmas decorations. All these traditional evergreens have deep rooted symbolic meanings associated with this time of year.
Deck the Halls
Armed with my trusty secateurs, I prowled the garden foraging for evergreens to chop and ended up with so much foliage that my kitchen looked like the back end of a florist's workshop!