Double hellebore (probably an Ashwood hybrid)

A double hellebore. Just a few early varieties of hellebore are flowering now and the display will only get better, continuing into March and, wait for it, Spring. Here's a taste of what we have to look forward to.

Daphne bholua ‘Limpsfield’ at RHS Wisley

Daphne bholua 'Limpsfield', overlooking the glasshouse at RHS Wisley. Scent is so important to the winter garden. Many flowers are almost insignificant (Sarcoccoca for example) but pack a real olfactory punch. Daphne bholua, flowering now, have richly fragrant blossom and as you can see, are quite showy too. This is Daphne bholua 'Limpsfield' - photographed…

Hamamelis – Witch hazel

Hamamelis (Witch hazel) - probably 'Jelena' - a real garden treat with coppery orange flowers in early to mid-winter and orange to yellow and red autumn foliage. A plant grown as much for autumn colour as these frost-resistant, fragrant spider-shaped flowers. They are good specimen plants and are also effective when grown in groups in…

Hillier Winter Gardens

Hillier Winter Gardens "The Winter Garden, which is situated close to the Visitor Pavilion, occupies three acres and containing more than 650 different plants grown for their winter effect. We believe this to be the largest Winter Garden in Europe. It has been planted to show a wide range of plants that are at their…

Long lasting winter colour

Dogwoods, willow and ornamental blackcurrant come into their own in the winter. Place them somewhere low sunshine can catch them and the colours sing. Moist soil preferable though the red dogwood, Cornus alba Sibirica can be more forgiving. Many gardens showcase the jewels of winter gardening. Mottisfont Abbey in Hampshire has just opened their new…

Where it all began…Teddington Gardener’s Facebook Page

First things first...  Teddington Gardener's Facebook Page This is where it all started, when the internet, gardening professionally and the Teddington Gardener got together on Facebook.  Notes on all things horticultural, my own work too, links and posts I have found interesting and thousands of photographs covering garden projects, gardens I've visited and hundreds of…