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.

If you're looking for some time out, a lovely and relaxing activity that you can take part in this month is the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 - spending

The striped leaves of Phalaris arundinacea var. picta 'Feesey' in the foreground, and the purple flowers of Hesperis matronalis in the background of The Morgan Stanley Garden for great Ormond Street Hospital. Pictured at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.

The striped leaves of Phalaris arundinacea var. picta 'Feesey' in the foreground, and the purple flowers of Hesperis matronalis in the background of The Morgan Stanley Garden for great Ormond Street Hospital. Pictured at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata Pendula'. Is a variegated female holly with a weeping habit.

Is a variegated female holly with a weeping habit.

This is Sarracenia x mitchelliana x Sarracenia x swaniana.

Sarracenia x mitchelliana x Sarracenia x swaniana.

This Pteris ensiformis 'Evergemiensis' was planted inside my BiOrbAir terrarium on 18th October 2015.

This Pteris ensiformis 'Evergemiensis' was planted inside my BiOrbAir terrarium on October

A close up of the Fittonia leaf.  Pictured on the 8th December 2015 inside my BiOrbAir terrarium.

A close up of the Fittonia leaf. Pictured on the December 2015 inside my BiOrbAir terrarium.

Hosta ‘Let’s Twist Again’ is a new Hosta launched by Brookfield Plants, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.

Hosta ‘Let’s Twist Again’ is a new Hosta launched by Brookfield Plants, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

This is a close up of Sarracenia cv. Eva, showing a trumpet with red veining.

This is a close up of Sarracenia cv. Eva, showing a trumpet with red veining.

Mark Roberts from Stafford Lake Nurseries, a specialist Hosta Nursery based in…

Mark Roberts from Stafford Lake Nurseries, a specialist Hosta Nursery based in…

Brookfield Plants were awarded a Gold Medal by the RHS judges for their fantastic Gold Medal winning display of Hostas. You'll find Brookfield Plants inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.

Brookfield Plants were awarded a Gold Medal by the RHS judges for their fantastic Gold Medal winning display of Hostas. You'll find Brookfield Plants inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

This is Sarracenia x mitchelliana x Sarracenia x swaniana.

This is Sarracenia x mitchelliana x Sarracenia x swaniana.

A close up of the Fittonia inside my BiOrbAir terrarium as pictured on the 1st January 2016, with the Polystichum arching over.

A close up of the Fittonia inside my BiOrbAir terrarium as pictured on the January with the Polystichum arching over.

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