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Welcome to my winter front garden …

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At this time of year the evergreens are in evidence …

while the spring bulbs are still hiding underground …

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Pebble stream … cold but constant …

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Undecided leaf … light green or dark green ?

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Berries up high, not yet gobbled by the blackbirds …

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and down low, berries and flowers on the same shrub …

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And who is this ? It’s JR jr !!

… he is a cutting from my main Garrya elliptica James Roof …

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James Roof junior is now growing his own handsome tassels …

Over winter, it will be fun watching the development of these lovely long catkins …

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Always love seeing pics of your garden Terra - beautiful selection of plants, and all strutting their stuff to order! When you redesigned your front garden I thought it was a mistake - what did I know, its really grand now. Best wishes to you and your team for a happy and stress free Christmas, if its not too early!

4 Dec, 2016

 

Cold but dry out .... nice photos , I dont have any berries left all been eaten .... had about 4 resident blackbirds now over 12 !!! chasing each other around the garden ..
I hid a fat ball in the trellis covered in the ivy, up to now only the robin has found it.

ps I do have normal feeders as well for the rest of the growing feathered friends.

Gg

4 Dec, 2016

 

some lovely colour there. The sarcococca will becoming fragrant now. I also have lots of bulbs awaiting the spring warmth. Glad you are finding joy in your garden again tt.

4 Dec, 2016

 

Lovely winter garden

4 Dec, 2016

 

Looks great Terra.

4 Dec, 2016

 

Your garden is nice and green TT. The evergreens give all year round interest and the creepers growing through the pebbles bring it all to life :)

4 Dec, 2016

 

It all looks fab Terra....love the pebble stream..

5 Dec, 2016

 

Your garden is cracking all year around Terra. Love it all.

5 Dec, 2016

 

As still as lovely as ever TT.......those catkins are fantastic, and the river/stream works so well, inspired.

5 Dec, 2016

 

TT, I do like pebble stream. I suppose you can walk on it to avoid compacting the soil at these squidgy times, brilliant idea.

5 Dec, 2016

 

How on earth are you managing to hang onto the berries Terra, it all looks lovely, I used to think a winter garden was drab but not now with all the varigated evergreens around and yours proves it...

5 Dec, 2016

 

The new design is really becoming a lovely space, and with James Roof to greet you on the way to the front door I bet the smile on your face says it all.

5 Dec, 2016

 

So pretty, Terra. I also like the pebble stream. Magical!

6 Dec, 2016

 

Your winter garden is looking very nice, TT! The pebble stream is quite something! Even though there are plenty of Blackbirds around here I notice that the berries on the firethorns last into spring!

6 Dec, 2016

 

It's looking lovely Tt. ?

9 Dec, 2016

 

Thanks for lovely comments .. Stera, Gnarly, Seaburngirl, Marjorie, Linda, Hywel, Sandra, Karen, Dotty, Siris, Sue, Stroller, Eirlys, Balcony and Homebird ...
I guess this week we've all been busy outdoors ... taking advantage of the milder weather ... a chance to tidy up the fallen leaves !

9 Dec, 2016

 

Very nice Tt.....I love the pebble stream!

9 Dec, 2016

 

Isn't that two-tone leaf unusual? Your front garden still looks lovely, even in the middle of Winter, well done Terra! :o)

13 Dec, 2016

 

Lots of winter interest in your front garden Terra. I love your pebble creek and its surroundings.
I have a new Garrya elliptica this year but it does not bloom. Your junior looks fantastic.

14 Dec, 2016

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