December – ending with a severe chill, here in London, and snow elsewhere- but still much colour to be found. Hellebores and winter cherry blossom, Cotoneaster, Camellias and Anemones, early Narcissus and Hyacinths, some tropical loveliness in the Glasshouse at Wisley, Cabbages and Kings at Hampton Court and a bevvy of Heraldic Beasts.

Happy New Year everybody with best wishes from The Teddington Gardener