Winter – Mid July

….and you have got the scented flowers of Daphne, Sarcococca, Narcissus and Violets on the breeze.  All lovely and a promise of things to come.  Also appealing greatly to me and braving the cold are the Hellebores pushing up their sculptural flower heads.

But what I really like is the longevity of the summer flowering plants hanging on to their autumn seed heads and clothed in all their brown splendour.  As is in this photo of Miscanthus, Sedum and rain soaken terracotta pots.

The Nandina however, has turned from its summery white flowers to massed lustrous red berries that puncture through the delicate foliage – red and brown – great winter colours.