Survivors December 2019

Today was the third bright, sunny, and cold one in a row. Given that overnight temperatures are in the low minuses, I wandered around the garden to photograph some of the albeit somewhat poorly looking surviving flora. Two that seem to bloom continuously are the yellow bidens and the white solanums from last year. AContinue reading “Survivors December 2019”

Light-headed

I was wondering round the garden with a camera when Shelly arrived for a morning coffee visit with congenial conversation. Raindrops bejewelled various pelargoniums, keeping fuchsias like Mrs Popple, and   salvias Amistad and Hot Lips glistening. Honesty seed pods sparkled,   Penstemons and marigolds are either early or late,   while the viburnums BodnantenseContinue reading “Light-headed”

Promise

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS LEAD TO GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Today was ultra gloomy, but with promise of good things to come. Now it is much milder again, the garden appeared to have forgotten the recent day of frost. I made a start on the winter clearance. AContinue reading “Promise”