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Winter default.


Our gardens do not look like at the beginning of the winter. Inspired by many of you, I would like to share how the Summer is reluctant to leave and Mrs Autumn has disappered.

Helleborus ready to grow towards Christmas…

My favourite Ivy “Goldheart”…

View into the south-west corner and above it….

Noris checking Hydrangeas – they have beautiful colour of leaves now. Leaves are still hanging on stems…

Miscanthus sinensis with healing plant….

Skimmia “Rubella” really grows patulously this year….

…worth of detail shot….

Miscanthus – another one – with view towards fruit trees and to sweet chestnut tree…


And Cornus florida rubra, which has beautiful flowers in the early summer – it has impressive leaves in the autumn…

Mushroom growing on an old apple tree stump…do not know, what it is, but it has some aesthetic value…

Corner with Mediterranean shrubs and trees – cedar tree with Viburnum tinus wit hundreds of buds. They behave normally, I would say, as in this time this Viburnum starts to show buds which will open around Christmas time.

These are my favourite shrubs….

Something for lunch for birds.

Did you ever see Buddleja bloom in November?

And final photo is dedicated to the Drug Tree, as I call H. ramnoides. These fruits are rich in many vitamins and minerals and stay on the tree till February, if I do not pick them. It is interesting, they stay untouched even by birds.

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What a lovely garden you have Katarina.

19 Nov, 2013


i hope you get your sweater back from norris

19 Nov, 2013


Snoopdog@I do not wear pink sweaters, lol :-). Noris does. Besause there is shortage of blue ones in shops, hahaha.
Thank you Stera, you are very kind.This is the only time in my garden, when I am not bended or on knees ;-)

19 Nov, 2013


It all looks great, Katarina. It's a fascinating time of year, isn't it?

19 Nov, 2013


Well, for relax it definitely is. I have just seen Sardinia and it makes me sick. Poor people there. Many drowned.

19 Nov, 2013


You have a lovely large and interesting garden,many useful shrubs also...

19 Nov, 2013


Thank you, DD. I am glad you like my garden. It is not finished, yet.

20 Nov, 2013


Looking forward to seeing more photos...

20 Nov, 2013


I meant - my garden is not finished, yet. My photos of a winter garden will be very rare, lol.

21 Nov, 2013

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