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Yearly Archives: 2010
Is this the last of the snow, I do hope so. We had a lot more last night, on top of yesterday’s, which had frozen solid, and have had more this morning. The garden now just looks like a lot … Continue reading
It seems that the words of the Christmas Carol ” In the bleak midwinter” are a bit too real for comfort.
To see the effects that fog and frost produce is truly magical – I don’t think I have ever seen the garden look so pretty.
We were begining to feel that we were the only part of the country that wasn’t suffering from snow. We still don’t have very much, but enough to take some photos of the garden, with a light sprinkling that makes … Continue reading
One thing that has occured to me while I have been taking so many photos of the garden, is that I have an army of helpers out there with 2,4,6 or 8 legs, and without them the garden wouldn’t look … Continue reading
Even after all the leaves have fallen there is still so much interest to be had from coloured bark and stems. These show up much more during the winter with the low angle of the sun highlighting them.
What a difference a few weeks makes, just a couple of weeks ago, the garden was mainly green with highlights of colour from the flowers. The month of October has been fantastic!!
So many flowers turn into berries, which then become food for all the wildlife visitors to the garden. This abundant harvest can make all the difference to the animals and birds who spend the winter months with us.
Sculpture in the garden is provided by the many seedheads that are left when flowering is over. Sometimes the seedheads are just as interesting as the flowers and they last a lot longer.
Nature provides its own art work in the garden all the time but after a shower of rain shrubs and flowers look so beautiful when they are glistening with rain drops in the early morning light