One frosty morning, a few days ago, I made the most of the dry weather and photographed some foliage which looks so much better with a light dusting of frost, as though someone has passed by sprinkling icing sugar everywhere! Just as well that I did, we have had another spell of non stop rain and gales with more flooding everywhere. There are only a few photos this time, the first one is the hydrangea under the kitchen window, looking very different from its summer green.
This hellebore is reminding me that I must make an effort and finish removing all the leaves so that black spot isn’t passed onto the hellebore flowers when they emerge in February. I have done about half of my plants and have been very surprised to find the buds so well developed and one or two even out flowering.
The lonicera hedge under the kitchen window has its top surface touched by frost.
Even the leaves on the lawn look more beautiful than usual.
Among the frozen leaves, a cowslip might regret flowering so early.
The ivy round the BBQ is looking a bit cold, obviously missing the heat of the summer!
The box balls in the front garden have a slight sprinkling which emphasises their shape.
So thats it for foliage in the garden here at the moment, so much rain has left the garden absolutely sodden, daren’t walk on the grass at the moment to take photos. It will take at least a week to dry out but there is no sign of the rain stopping yet.
Thanks must go to Christina at My Hesperides Garden for hosting GBFD once more. Italy where she lives is having it much colder than we are with lots of frost and snow decorating their gardens, do check them out. I would like to wish everyone a very happy and peaceful Christmas and everything you could wish for in your gardens in 2013!