Our first frost came at the weekend and our second was last night, but that didn’t amount to much, but thank goodness all the tender plants were safely tucked away keeping nice and warm. Frost though has a beauty all of its own, nature has a way of decorating the garden with little touches that make the leaves look beautiful.
An icy edging to the ivy.
The box balls look as though they have a dusting of icing sugar.
Fallen leaves have a sprinkling of frost.
Crispy curled leaves on top of the box cubes.
Cotoneaster horizontalis rimmed with frost.
And now for the fungi that have popped up in the garden.
While sweeping the leaves up the other day, I found this large solid looking toadstool on the lawn.
It looked rather slimy, so I resisted the urge to touch it!
I found these in the woodland next to where I was piling all the leaves.
I thought this one was much prettier. It is about 7 inches across.
All it needed was a pixie or fairy sitting on top!
Sometimes it is amazing what you find in the garden, beauty in the most unexpected places.