Scentsations of winter

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Winter need not mean a bleak garden, given the variety of seasonal shrubs available

You’d be forgiven for thinking nothing happens in the garden in winter, but this is not the case. Many shrubs wait until winter to show off their flowers against bare stems, taking us by surprise with a relative onslaught of colour and scent. Others hide their flowers among evergreen foliage, leaving you wondering where that scent is coming from. Scent is particularly valuable in the winter garden so consider planting scented shrubs along paths and by doorways to give an unexpected lift on a cold, dull day. Here are ten shrubs with scented flowers that come into their own as temperatures drop.

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