Evergreen trees and shrubs can provide shelter for birds during the winter months. Female hollies produce berries which are a popular food for birds in autumn and winter.

Evergreen trees and shrubs can provide shelter for birds during the winter months. Female hollies produce berries which are a popular food for birds in autumn and winter.

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A close up of my Miniature Orchid Trial BiOrbAir Terrarium, as pictured on the 26th January 2016. The first flower on my Masdevallia decumana opened today. Inside this terrarium Lepanthopsis astrophora 'Stalky' has flower buds which will open any day now, and Domingoa purpurea is also in the early stages of producing flowers.

A close up of my Miniature Orchid Trial BiOrbAir Terrarium, as pictured on the 26th January 2016. The first flower on my Masdevallia decumana opened today. Inside this terrarium Lepanthopsis astrophora 'Stalky' has flower buds which will open any day now, and Domingoa purpurea is also in the early stages of producing flowers.

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Peat Free Compost and Winter Flowers - Pumpkin Beth

Peat Free Compost and Winter Flowers - Pumpkin Beth

This morning the second bud on my Masdevallia decumana opened.  There's just one more bud which is yet to open, this one will open in the next few days.  This Masdevallia decumana is pictured on the 3rd February 2016, inside my Miniature Orchid Trial BiOrbAir terrarium.

This morning the second bud on my Masdevallia decumana opened. There's just one more bud which is yet to open, this one will open in the next few days. This Masdevallia decumana is pictured on the 3rd February 2016, inside my Miniature Orchid Trial BiOrbAir terrarium.

Leaving a log pile in a quiet area of your garden, will create a habitat for many invertebrates, insects, frogs, toads, hedgehogs and other creatures. Many of us have small areas to garden in, but it's easy to create a woodpile in a quiet corner and leave a pile of autumn leaves for hedgehogs to safely nest in.

Leaving a log pile in a quiet area of your garden, will create a habitat for many invertebrates, insects, frogs, toads, hedgehogs and other creatures. Many of us have small areas to garden in, but it's easy to create a woodpile in a quiet corner and leave a pile of autumn leaves for hedgehogs to safely nest in.

Helleborus niger, also known as the Christmas rose, pictured in flower in January.

Helleborus niger, also known as the Christmas rose, pictured in flower in January.

RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey is opening for free on Friday 15th April 2016, as part of the National Open Gardens Day. The RHS offer free visits for schools to their gardens.

RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey is opening for free on Friday 15th April 2016, as part of the National Open Gardens Day. The RHS offer free visits for schools to their gardens.

A close up of Sarcococca confusa's unopened flowers. Sarcococca confusa flowers from December to March every year, its sweetly scented, highly fragrant flowers are beneficial to bees and to gardeners, as they lift your spirits and touch your heart as you breathe in their delicious scent.

A close up of Sarcococca confusa's unopened flowers. Sarcococca confusa flowers from December to March every year, its sweetly scented, highly fragrant flowers are beneficial to bees and to gardeners, as they lift your spirits and touch your heart as you breathe in their delicious scent.

Leaving an area of fallen autumn leaves in a quiet, undisturbed area of the garden for hedgehogs will provide a perfect place for hedgehogs to nest, hibernate and sleep safely. Hedgehogs are able to use their spines to collect leaves as they can roll over and cover themselves in leaves.

Leaving an area of fallen autumn leaves in a quiet, undisturbed area of the garden for hedgehogs will provide a perfect place for hedgehogs to nest, hibernate and sleep safely. Hedgehogs are able to use their spines to collect leaves as they can roll over and cover themselves in leaves.

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