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My garden through the seasons

sooze

By sooze

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So this morning when I went outside with my first cup of coffee ….it actually felt a bit like Spring. The birds were calling a somewhat subdued morning chorus and I was reminded of hazy Summer days of colour.
So I thought I would share my garden through the seasons with you and hopefully cheer us all up! It’s still cold but the memory of colour warmed me as I walked around with my camera.
The first stop is the patio…looking cold and drab now – all the plants hiding as low as they can away from any looming frost and the baskets empty eagerly waiting to be replenished…

and here’s what it looked like in August – no wonder I like sitting there with a nice Pinot Grigio…or two :)

And further round the garden in front of the sunlounge – looking like a new garden in which the owner does not know how to achieve the glory of nature..

But when you look in the Summer – well it is a haven for cottage garden shrubs, butterfiles..oh and the dreaded ground elder – but it does keep me busy!

Down at the bottom is “The Shed” where would we be without our garden sheds! The Post Box is genuine and a throw back from Alan’s days of 9-5!!
The hydrangea suffered terribly in the December snow, but right in the middle small leaf buds are starting to form..

In the Summer the small bed is full and fragrant with myrtle, thyme, oregano, rosemary and lavender. The snap dragons bloom for months and nastursiums creep out from under the shrubs with a blaze of red. The crocosmia send up their fiery heads to wave in the breeze.

In the other corner of the garden is Alan’s retreat. The sun reaches here at about mid afternoon – many a day I come home from work and find him reading a book and drinking in the Summer colours (accompanied by a beer of course)…….

but now it is drab and uninviting…..

…but there are signs of life and the kilmarnock willow is starting to send out it’s fluffy buds..

Whilst I was out this morning, checking for life and dreaming of Summer, Dusty came along – how he loves to roll on the grass and sit under the hedge when the sun is warm on his thick ginger fur…but now it is all fluffed up to keep him warm..

They say there is more snow on the way :( – but I don’t mind so much now – I can look out of my window with glass in hand ….. And now I can start to plan for Summer.

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Comments

 

What a gorgeous garden I agree lots to look forward to roll on spring

14 Feb, 2010

 

Great blog ... shows the contrast between the seasons so well. You have a fabulous garden.

14 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks - I can't wait to get it sorted again

14 Feb, 2010

 

Lovely blog Sooze :-)
Good pictures too that show how our gardens change through the year.

14 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks for your blog that as cheered me up a bit, and like you say spring is just round the corner. Loved the photos.

14 Feb, 2010

 

A beautiful garden to look back on, no wonder you can`t wait for spring.

14 Feb, 2010

 

Lovely garden Sooze also your pictures, spring wont be long ;-) the weeks are rushing by half way through Feb already =^..^=

14 Feb, 2010

 

Beautiful garden Sooze and so is Dusty!

14 Feb, 2010

 

Lovely to see the changes that the seasons bring with them, lovely garden Sooze!

14 Feb, 2010

 

A lovely garden Sooze ,cheered me up on a very drab dark afternoon, I agree, roll on the springtime..........

14 Feb, 2010

 

What a good idea to show the same view like that. I enjoyed it, so thanks! :-))

14 Feb, 2010

 

its good to see the garden in winter and then in summer ,it looks great.

14 Feb, 2010

 

lovely garden. what a smashing place to sit out with or without the wine :o)

14 Feb, 2010

 

Super blog Sooze, very well done, love the post box and of course Dusty. :o))

14 Feb, 2010

 

love to see it all in bloom come summer, what a difference sooze, lovely pics :o)

14 Feb, 2010

 

Great 2 see the Difference in Gardens between Summer&Winter :)

16 Feb, 2010

 

I also liked the summer/winter views you have a lovely garden and a bonny cat Spring should not be long now.

16 Feb, 2010

 

A lovely way to see things in these darkest end days of winter. Great contrasts in your garden and so much hope! Thank you.

17 Feb, 2010

 

You have a lovely garden. It's nice to see the summer photos.

18 Feb, 2010

 

you have a lovely garden very inviting

18 Feb, 2010

 

Looking forward to the summer !

18 Feb, 2010

 

Lovely Garden Sooze!
What a long resting period we have had. Looking at your pics of the different
Seasons; Gives us a gentle Reminder its almost SPRING time to prepare
the Garden for the coming SUMMER.......Its still so cold though!!
I just have to say it again you have a very pretty garden,do so like your
Kilmarnock Willow....not forgetting Dusty who seems to enjoy the Garden
: 0 ))

20 Feb, 2010

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