The weather has certainly made garden maintenance in Bristol a bit of a challenge, but the hoar frost has produced some stunning scenery.
Garden Maintenance in North Somerset.
Good weather to carry out pruning of dormant hardy shrubs.
Winter in a garden in Abbott’s Leigh, a village on the outskirts of Bristol, in North Somerset.
Elder “Black Beauty” pollarded. Although this approach to pruning Elder will mean no flowers for the coming season it will produce a better display of dark foliage.
If you are wanting a crop of flowers & berries, just take a third of the older wood out, leaving a balance of healthy, productive flowering wood.