Mahonias are great shrubs to have in a garden – just not near a path!
They do have quite prickly leaves but the saving grace of this plant it flowers in winter and has a lovely smell. So as long as you avoid touching it – it’s great!
We use Mahonia in our designs for 2 reasons, it smell wonderful in winter and we all need some ‘cheer me up flowers’ on dull dismal mornings!
(Main image: J Burgess)