It snowed overnight here. I always love that moment when you draw back the curtains and the view has been transformed. Snow has that magic quality of hiding all the defects.
I’m glad I left the seed heads. Each one has a bobble hat of snow.
Quite honestly, it’s been too wet to get out there and do any kind of gardening for weeks. The hellebore leaves are untrimmed. Weeds and brambles abound. I’ve given up on the idea of dividing the perennials. And the veg plot will be a no-dig garden this year. Walking on it would do more damage than good.
What’s happening in your garden at the moment? Please let me know, and share your own garden photos too. Here is some of mine to start us off.
Against the sunny house wall there's an Algerian iris which is full of flower all through the winter. I always pick a flower to put on my work desk every morning. Connecting me with the outdoors - which is where I am happiest- to be honest.
The view from the potting shed. The trees are willow, ash, cherry, hazel, beech and field maple. They look glorious in the autumn. We planted all of them as saplings.
The potting shed window- reflecting today's snowy scene.
I think I love the snow so much because there is nothing that can be done today. Just stand, stare and enjoy the beauty.
Frozen wildlife pond. Even the arching brambles look pretty in the snow. The "layered" shrub is a viburnum plicatum.
My pergola goes all the way from the back door to the front drive, and there's a " spider's web" where it turns the corner. It's covered with unruly climbing roses, honeysuckle and clematis.