Viburnum fragrans is the star of my winter garden. It has pink scented flowers on bare stems. Just a few flowers can scent my garden. The summer leaves are dark green with a ribbed texture; they turn a rich red in autumn.
Corylus avellana 'Contorta' has twisted curly stems which are hidden by the leaves in summer. Catkins usually appear in January/February but this photograph was taken during the second week of December. I have mixed feelings about this shrub. I like it in autumn and winter, as well as the privacy it provides. Unfortunately grows a lot of straight stems which can grow several feet in summer.
I think this may be Arum italicum. Handsome leaves appear in late autumn lasting through winter before disappearing in spring.
This bed is in front of the house. The shrub is Viburnum fragrans, underneath to the right is a clump of Helleborus niger which were planted in the autumn; they already have flower buds showing. There are also snowdrops and crocuses for January and February. I have cleared dead leaves and stems so that the plants look their best.