TAWNY BROWNS AND GREY SKIES
It's been a quiet old week in the garden. I've retreated indoors
to wait for Spring until the soil dries out a little. In the meantime, here are the things that caught my eye.
1. Lily Seed Pods
By Autumn the urge to cut back and tidy up is very strong. Luckily I don't have time to cut everything back as soon as that urge strikes, which means I get to take 'arty' photos like this.
2. The Long Border
The Long Border has faded to tawny shades of brown and grey, and while all the bright colours are gone, it still has something to offer. The Rudbeckia, Eryngium and grasses still stand tall with their seed heads.
3. Winter Cherry Blossom
This tree is delightful with its delicate blossom. At such a dull time of year its flowering is even more appreciated. All I need now is some blue sky so I can take some decent photos of it.
4. Helleborus niger
A few flowers have come out on the Helleborus niger. They are rather short stemmed things and since I wasn't prepared to kneel down in the mud to get a photo, this was the best I could come up with I'm afraid.
5. There's tidy
Much as I can find something to admire in all those dying perennials, there's equal satisfaction to be had from a nice piece of dug over manured vegetable garden too. 'There's tidy', as my Welsh relations might (or might not) say.
6. Daisy Grubber
I was going to feature this Wilko weeder last week but it was so caked in mud it would have been difficult to tell what it was. I have cleaned it especially for this, which I know will not go unappreciated. I use it for getting out all weeds, and not just daisies.
That's all from my garden this week. There are plenty of other gardens to visit virtually over on The Propagator who hosts Six on Saturday.