It may be a bleak time of year with dull, wet days and long, dark nights but when the sun occasionally breaks through, isn't it just fabulous to see how the green in the garden lights up?
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.
This is just my favourite time of the year! Leaves are unfurling and buds are swollen, ready to burst! It's the time of year when you can miss the beauty of the garden if you but blink!