Well into winter temperatures here, we have already had a few nasty frosts. No damage appears to have been done to the olive trees yet - but with temperatures forecast to fall to -7C overnight (after a rather lovely, very cold, but clear and sunny day), I decided to not risk damage to the olive trees. So here they are, in their 'winter warmers' of fleece, wrapped - not very elegantly, but efficiently - around them. Fingers crossed that I have protected them in time.
The other pots in the picture contain an arrangement of purple and acid yellow winter flowering heathers and a number of different grasses - all bought in end-of-season sales, unwanted by the garden centres and DIY stores (who wanted to fill the space with hundreds of Christmas trees!) - but very wanted on my patio, where they are really bringing a touch of colour and form to the winter garden. I'm mostly looking out on, rather than working *in* the garden at the moment, but it does give my spirits a lift to see things still growing in the depths of Winter. (And only a couple of weeks to go until the Winter Solstice, after which, as far as I am concerned, Spring will be on its way!)