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This is Mahonia x media 'Charity' flowering through December and the Winter. Mahonia is a tough, maintenance free shade tolerant shrub, which has sharp spines and so suitable to be planted as perimeter fencing, if needed. A good shrub for a tricky spot- more about Growing Mahonias.
Also offering bright yellow flowers is the Winter flowering Jasmine, an easy to grow climbing plant. This type of Jasmine is not scented, but is easy to grow and not fussy about its conditions. It's lovely yellow flowers lighten the December gloom.
This time of year there is a lot of owl activity. Tawny Owls are vocal at night hooting and screeching as they establish territory and are seeking a mate. It is a magical sound, perhaps take a few minutes to relax and listen to the gentle sounds of the owls alongside a stream.
Enjoy fresh lettuce all the year round. You can grow lettuce under a cloche and extend the growing season by planting Winter lettuces such as Winter Purslane, Corn Salad, Land Cress and Winter lettuces ' Density' and ' Winter King' - Advice on How to Grow Winter Lettuces.
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