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Discovering my garden: Winter


By pamsco


Hi All,

I thought I’d document some snaps I’ve taken as I discover my new garden through the seasons.

I have known my garden since August 2010 but for a decent length of this time it has looked like this!

Covered completely – just amorphous shapes glowing sparkley white.

Though some plants still had a beauty in their structure peeping through the November and December frosting.

As the snow melted back and I had to take drastic action to clear a honeysuckle that collapsed bringing down a boundary fence. It was sad having to cut back such an impressive plant. I took a walk round looking for buds to make me happy.

These are plants I am yet to identify – I’m waiting for the green hope of a leaf to unfurl so I can understand what is there in the borders.

A month later the new growth isn’t difficult to find, the sunshine blessing these babies.

Buds are burgeoning all over the garden, the photinia a bonny red (if i have identified it correctly!)

Even my planned summer puddings are on the way. This substantial patch of rhubarb was hidden from view behind the wild raspberries – to force or not to force? Maybe next year.

Then there are the dazzling jewels bobbing under the weight of the rain which is feeding this growth.

Winter may cover your garden from sight, blanketed with worry of frost and death. But remember the miracle that awaits, small, green and full of hope.

Onward to spring…

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Yeh! ....onwards and upwards Pamsco.

13 Feb, 2011


I hope you have a lovely spring in your new garden. You've got lots of nice snowdrops :o)

13 Feb, 2011


It's so exciting waiting to see what comes up in a new garden-can't wait for your next update :)

13 Feb, 2011


Thank you all. It is fun each weekend playing spot the difference. We still have frosts here so I haven't been clearing back, but maybe it is time.

13 Feb, 2011


Wonder how many surprises yet to come Pam.....

13 Feb, 2011


Hi Linclass, hopefully the surprises will be plant-like and not fungus or insect - unless a swarm of ladybirds would like to join me. That would be nice.

13 Feb, 2011


nice to see your rhubarbs comeing up mines dead,chris

13 Feb, 2011


It is all looking good Pamsco, I am also looking forward to spring, think it is just around the corner, snowdrops out, crocus on their way and irises are now flowering, some primulas also starting to put their flowers out and of course Hellebores are starting to show. You will have a great time wandering around and discovering what appears. Best wishes for a good gardening season.

14 Feb, 2011


Thanks Chris, Sorry to hear about your rhubarb! Are you going to replant?

Hi Oliveoil, I'm getting to know what I want for next winter too - there will be more when I get to know the place. I love irises but not sure if theyll grow well here.

15 Feb, 2011

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