Winter garden jobs

We’re so lucky to have beautifully maintained grounds that look spectacular all year round. But there are little jobs we can do to keep our own patio and balcony displays looking good in winter. 

1. Winter colour  
Brighten things up by popping pinks, yellows and purples into your pots. Think Japanese skimmia, cyclamen, winter jasmine, viola and pansies.

2 . Protect your pots
Keep terracotta pots from cracking by bringing them indoors or wrapping in bubble polythene.  

3. Plant bare-root roses
Get ahead and plan next year’s displays by planting bare-root roses now.  

4. Take care of the birds
Bring the birds to your balcony by hanging feeders to attract hungry birds in need of sustenance.