Plant hunting in deepest Surrey

The things that make a garden designer happy! The vibrant stems of Cornus (dogwood) in a Woking nursery.  The beautiful specimens of Ilex (holly) and the best alternative to box, Ilex Crenata.  Not a bloom in sight in these images, showing that gardens benefit from evergreen foliage and colourful stems to add winter and spring interest to garden borders. 

And the sun is out, the robins are singing and a Tesco Hoisin Duck wrap is waiting for me in the car. (I'd like to add that today makes up for the days when I've bought a lorry-load of plants in the rain!)