December is a quiet time for flowers in the garden but it’s a very aromatic time for winter flowering shrubs. Even though it isn’t winter just yet, this week I spotted a Viburnum x bodnantense whilst working in a garden. The blossom wasn’t quite fully open but the scent was sweet & pleasant. These stems can be pruned & bought into the house to add some lift next to evergreen swags.
Winter offers clear crisp days, perfect for photography plus the woods are much quieter with the kids indoors on their screens. Nothing quite like a silent walk in the forest on a sunny, crisp day tuning into the sounds of the birds & trees. Here are some photos I took whilst out walking a heritage trail around Latimer House near Chesham. That’s mistletoe growing high up in the poplar tree if anyone fancies a challenging kiss.