Bushy Business - Chris Stone Managing Director

Well, the Christmas tree has been recycled, the shortest day of the year is behind us and we can look forward to the renewal that spring brings.

If January feels like a drab month, this issue we’re highlighting everything colourful and energising to bring some cheer.

Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 19

Don’t discount Dogwood!

While you may not see that many colourful blooms in January, you might have noticed the fiery red, orange and yellow stems of Dogwood (Cornus). The shrub variety will brighten any garden in winter.

Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 19

2020 Vision

Health and sustainability are two hot topics for the new decade – and you can embrace both. You could grow some green, leafy veg, which contains carotenoids, proven to be good to improve eyesight and general well-being. Spinach is a great winter vegetable and Waitrose has a delicious lasagne recipe to take full advantage here.

Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 19

Bushy Beverage

If January is making you feel a bit sluggish, how about a craft coffee alcohol infusion? If you’ve been getting a kick out of Expresso Martinis, the latest thing is adding coffee flavours to everything from beer to gin! Or try it neat with a shot of Jagermeister Coldbrew herbal liqueur. Details here and it’s available at most supermarkets.

Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 19

Winter Garden wowzers

The team at Polesden Lacey promise that the Winter Garden – designed by Graham Stuart Thomas – is filled with colour in January and February. Go and check out the cheery yellow aconites and wonderful snowdrops. Perhaps also enjoy a talk held by their garden experts. Dates and details here.

Chris Stone
Head of Beautiful Gardens
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