Jack Frost came visiting.

We were told that it would be a hard frost last night, so the heater was switched on in the conservatory for the plants that had been brought in from the garden. When I got up this morning and looked out of the window, I didn’t see much white at all. The rest of the country is having to cope with snow and ice, but once again we have escaped the worst of the weather.

What we did have though was a beautiful sunrise.

Ivy growing over the Bar B Q.

The box balls had a light dusting.

The same with the box cubes along the drive.

Hydrangea leaf with a frosty edging..

The grass is looking quite frosty.

Leaves all welded together with the frost.

Even the Ophiopogon now has a white edge to all its leaves.

We have escaped the worst of the weather once again, we are lucky where we live, but I do like a really good cold spell to kill off lots of nasties that must live in the garden where I can’t see them. Warmer weather is due from the west today which will meet the cold spell from overnight, goodness knows what will happen when they bump into each other, I’ll just have to wait and see!

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20 Responses to Jack Frost came visiting.

  1. Alison says:

    We are still having overnight frosts here, which seem to take forever to warm up during the day, with our weak sun. Your photos showing the frost on your plants are all lovely. It adds such a magical touch to leaves.

    • Pauline says:

      Frost at this time of year Alison, adds an extra sparkle to everything which is rather nice. It soon vanishes though when the sun comes out, I enjoy it while I can.

  2. Anna says:

    Brrrrrrr! Beautiful photos Pauline. The box balls look like Christmas puddings. We’ve had two very cold wintry days here and it looks as if we’re heading for some serious snow tomorrow. Most unusual for us to experience such weather so early in December.

    • Pauline says:

      Yes Anna, the really bad weather usually comes after Christmas doesn’t it. I agree, the box balls do look very seasonal, better with a bit of snowthough! We just have rain pounding against the windows at the moment, hope you don’t get too much snow.

  3. debsgarden says:

    What beautiful wintry images! I love the frosty edging on the leaves, but it does look very cold! Yesterday we actually had a big snow (for us). It was quite unexpected, but I was delighted.

    • Pauline says:

      Thank you Deb, the frost does bring a seasonal sparkle to the garden. Snow makes the garden look totally different, I hope we see photos of yours!

  4. Denise says:

    Lovely photos Pauline. Amazing how quickly the weather changes, from frost to pounding rain! We have a light sprinkling of snow for the timebeing….

    • Pauline says:

      The weather has changed yet again Denise, a howling gale but bright sunshine now! The north and east of the country are having lots of snow, I hope it doesn’t come your way….

  5. Cathy says:

    Lovely photos of your frosty morning. We have had snow, turning to rain tomorrow. Nasty for driving! Take care Pauline!

    • Pauline says:

      Thank you Cathy, the frost gives everything a nice edging. No snow here but I’ve been watching the rest of the country on the news, not nice if you have to drive.

  6. Christina says:

    We’ve even had frost like your here in Central Italy – which is very early. I agree, that I like some cold weather in winter to kill some of the pests although I heard on GQT that it doesn’t really make much difference because it kills the ‘goodies’ too.

    • Pauline says:

      We have got off very lightly Christina, the rest of the country has come to a standstill with nearly a foot of snow. I like to think that all the goodies are hiding from the cold weather in all the habitats that I have provided for them.

  7. Susie says:

    Your garden is festive and lovely with the frosty accents Pauline.

  8. Jason says:

    Jack looks really good on your garden! We had a coating of snow this weekend, but it’s already melted.

    • Pauline says:

      Snow is lovely for a while, we have escaped so far but the rest of the country has snow about a foor deep and it is causing all sorts of problems. Some places tonight will be down to -13C, not us though, thank goodness!

  9. Jayne says:

    We have had a couple of evenings flirting with freezing 32, but nothing to produce such pretty photos as yours! I cover the bananas and begonias and by sun up, they lose their covers and wait for 60 again!

    • Pauline says:

      Weather can be so unpredictable can’t it Jayne, ours doesn’t know what to do at the moment. It all depends on where the wind comes from, from the west means warmer and wet, from the north means really cold and probably snow, but it doesn’t seem to have any snow left for us!

  10. Anna says:

    We’ve been quite fortunate here in Portland, too. No real frost to speak of – only a few mornings where light frost covered the windshields. Mind you, the icy east winds made up for it, so a few things look very much done. I love the look of your boxwood balls – they are absolutely perfect! And that white edging on the Mondo grass is so dramatic!

    • Pauline says:

      This morning is bright and mild Anna, a little warm spell before it goes cold again. The odd occasion when we do have snow, the box balls look like little Christmas puddings!

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