You’d think winter would be a tough time for garden photographers. Well, it is – most gardens are pretty bare – but if you know where to look, there are still splashes of colour and life to be found.
Winter flowering plants are all the more striking for blooming on a quiet background.
For this one-hour project, I wanted to focus on stand-out plants that come into their own this time of year, just before spring begins to warm the earth and gently guide it back to life.
I wish I’d been able to capture the heady fragrance of this Daphne for you. Its delicate beauty wasn’t enough. The perfume was overwhelming, powerful, stunning.
Snowdrops, of course, poke their heads above the ground and cheer us, even while frost still threatens. These Galanthus ‘Magnet’ don’t fail to disappoint.
Heather is a perennial favourite in winter: tough, bushy, vibrant.
Finally, this little field of snowdrops and winter aconites gives us a taste of the season to come, while crocuses and daffodils sleep, preparing silently to welcome us into spring.