I had thought that I would be photographing my little early flowers for the end of January, but Nature had other ideas. When I drew the curtains back this morning, everything was white, we had a sprinkling of snow overnight, but I don’t think it will last very long. This is when the evergreens take centre stage, they look so lovely with a sprikling of snow.
Starting with the front drive, the box cubes take on extra importance.
One of the first primroses to flower looks as if it might be regretting it!
The berries on the purple berberis by the front door, really contrast with the dusting of snow.
Box balls stand out so much better with a sprinkling of snow.
The miscanthus in the background forms a nice warm contrast to the evergreens.
More box balls in the rose garden. In the summer they are covered by the roses, the winter is when we can appreciate them.
Every horizontal branch of Viburnum plicatum Maresii has its covering of snow.
The gate into the pond area, looking a bit cold.
My box Chinese Ginger Jar looks very robust compared to Stipa gigantea next to it.
Looking across the alpine scree with the Yucca, past a clipped fir, towards the woodland at the back.
The large terracotta pot in the gravel area at the back, always looks nice with a bit of snow decorating it.
Poor Iris reticulata Edward doesn’t look too happy on the alpine scree, hopefully they will be ok once the snow has melted.
Crocus have just pushed up in the old tin bath, hope they don’t regret it!
But the chaenomeles by the back door, says snow, what snow, and carries on flowering!
It is now snowing once more with big heavy flakes, but I still don’t think it will stay very long, at least I hope it doesn’t.
Are you suffering from the snow, I hope you are safe and warm wherever you are.