In keeping with the last two or three years I am focussing on one area of the garden for this end of year view, although have made a record of all the usual views for my own benefit. This year I am showing the shrub border as it appeared at the end of each month, perhaps all the more interesting as this border did not exist until summer 2014 – certainly interesting to ME, even if no-one else! When collating the required pictures, January 2015 was a bit of a shock as it showed a sprinkling of snow the day before the end of the month, presumably lasting only a day as it was gone when the first photograph below was taken:
TThe early inclusion of grasses to the border made such an impact, bringing some early structure and padding out the space between plants moved from elsewhere before the new additions could get established. Some rearrangement may be required in the medium term but on the whole this border can only get better – looking back it seems strange to think that the inspiration came out of a skip of top soil removed from a neighbour’s garden…!
I hope to look back at highlights of 2015 before thinking ahead to what 2016 will bring in the garden, but till then thanks for supporting and encouraging me on my rambles and please accept my best wishes for a happy and healthy year to you and your families. Thanks again to Helen the Patient Gardener for hosting the End of Month View meme for so many years.