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Winter down under


Winter down under

by Fiona Ogilvie
The Mediterranean Garden

Winter is a wonderful time for gardeners in warm climates. It might lack the cooler climates’ carpets of multi-coloured leaves and glitter of hips and berries, but its compensations are great. Sunny, still days mean more flowers and indeed more time for gardening, rather than sitting trapped behind double-glazing looking at bare branches and wondering if it will ever stop raining. Sure, cool temperate climates produce sensational gardens: few things compare to emerald lawns, cascading roses and bosomy herbaceous borders. But never forget the endless drizzle that keeps them that way.

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