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The flowers are few and far between in December but there’s still interest especially from the architectural plants.

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Stunning blog ... you take such good photos Dawn!

4 Dec, 2019

 

Nature creates her own sculptures and in most cases they appeal to me more than man made ones. I wrote something similar in my latest blog so have said this twice today!!

Please tell me about the 4th picture from the end - am I looking at bark or something else?

Doesn't the beautiful sunshine make such a difference?

4 Dec, 2019

 

Chris, I think that could be the peeling-bark Acer (Acer griseum?) Though it looks more exotic than that now that I’ve looked again!

4 Dec, 2019

 

Thanks Sheila and yes you're right it's Acer griseum. It's the trunk of the tree Wildrose, common name paper bark maple.
Sheila, I only use my iPhone to take pictures these days, so quick and easy to load.

4 Dec, 2019

 

lovely blog and yes hasn't the sun made a difference to the way the garden expresses her self.

4 Dec, 2019

 

Certainly has Seaburn.

4 Dec, 2019

 

I miss mine Dawn ... think maybe I need to find room for another 🙂 the colour of its autumn leaves is so lovely.

4 Dec, 2019

 

Snowy days here already Dawn. I appreciate looking at your colorful garden.

5 Dec, 2019

 

Yes special trees Sheila. I have a peeling bark Betula too but it’s still small and also a prunus serrula with the gorgeous copper bark, I wish that would hurry up and grow too.

5 Dec, 2019

 

Oh dear Bathgate, snow already! Is it likely to stick around for very long? It’s probably the fault of Trump haha , he seems to take the blame for everything listening to the media.

5 Dec, 2019

 

I love the sky. Best colour in a while.

5 Dec, 2019

 

Today skies back to grey.

5 Dec, 2019

 

We got a foretaste of winter with a snowy Thanksgiving and there is always that 'storm on the way'.

5 Dec, 2019

 

I hope you don't get too much snow Bathgate

5 Dec, 2019

 

So many shapes,and textures,as well as colour,Dawn.your garden always looks wonderful,at any time of year :o) .

5 Dec, 2019

 

Aww bless you thanks

5 Dec, 2019

 

Which proves that winter is not as drab a season as many make out.

I've never seen cones on a monkey puzzle tree before ...

5 Dec, 2019

 

Thanks Hywel.
Yes male cones. We planted the monkey puzzle about 18 years ago and it was tiny, it started getting these cones a couple of years ago, so it’s a boy, the females have round ones like coconuts:-)

6 Dec, 2019

 

I agree Dawn lots of interest, favourites are the Monkey Puzzle and the Acer........we are considering a Prunus Serrula in place of our Foxglove tree( it has until next year to flower!)

6 Dec, 2019

 

Dotty - we planted a Prunus serrula in our previous garden: that bark was lovely and strokeable, but the white flowers were tiny - a bit of a disappointment to be honest. Have you thought of a Prunus Tai Haku (Great white cherry)?

6 Dec, 2019

 

Dotty, Sheila, I have Prunus Serrula princess sturdza, it's quite slow but I'm really looking forward to it developing.

6 Dec, 2019

 

Thanks Dawn, there was one in the garden next door to an aunt of mine many years ago but I never saw either type of cone on it. The house had 3 stories and the tree was as tall as the house so it must have been old. It disappeared quite a long time ago so must have been chopped down.
How tall is your tree ?

6 Dec, 2019

 

Probably the cones were right at the top Hywel, where you couldn't see them.
Our tree is about 18 foot, it's grown a foot a year :-o

7 Dec, 2019

 

Thank you :)

7 Dec, 2019

 

A lovely blog. What are the leaves of, in the last photo?They look so strong & healthy.

10 Dec, 2019

 

Thanks FeverFew, they're yukka, I have three planted together

10 Dec, 2019

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