Garden teams have just conducted their annual flower count for Valentine’s Day and although this year spring seems to be on the way, just as we would normally expect, but what is noticeable is how many scented plants are out in flower at this early time of year.
Winter; a time to snuggle up in front of the fire? Not anymore. Here's four traditional techniques our rangers, volunteers and fellow conservation charities get up to over winter to help keep the countryside healthy, beautiful and rich in wildlife.
Whilst plants and flowers sleep other parts of the garden come into their own during winter. Bare trees with a frosty glaze, lakes frozen over and leaves dusted with snow. Here's a few National Trust gardens in the South West to see over the winter.
We love talking to our supporters, after all we wouldn't be here without you. Join our communities where we talk about coast, countryside, caring for houses, gardens & woods in the South West (and the odd slice of cake).
If you're looking for somewhere to stay on your next break to the South West, we've got lots to choose from.
There are cabins by the sea, cosy cottages in the hills, manor houses and even a lighthouse or two.