So much of garden design is devoted to flowers in bloom during the spring and summer months, it is perhaps easy to forget the beauty that lies in a frosty winter garden. As the days get shorter and the temperature drops, and the colour seemingly drains from your garden, it can be tempting to cut everything back and bed it down in preparation for a long winter. Instead of this, we recommend making planting choices based on what your garden will look like ‘dead’ as well as alive. Award winning garden designer Piet Oudolf, embraces the beauty of long grasses and seed heads in his gardens (pictured below at Hauser & Wirth in Bruton, Somerset). Our designer, Jamie, recommends echinaceas, poppies and peucedanums!