End of Month View: Rambling Quickly Through an End of January Garden

Helen the Patient Gardener generously hosts this monthly meme which gives us the opportunity to keep a regular photographic record of aspects of our garden. Do visit her blog to see what is happening in her garden and others at the end of January. Meanwhile, let’s take a quick ramble through mine.

The paved area and the sitooterie:

IMG_6692The streamside and shrub border with a sprinkling of crocus and a single but early Tête–à–Tête:

IMG_6693The woodland and its primroses (just about visible towards the far end on the right):

IMG_6694The view from the chimney of the bothy, showing borders very much in waiting:

IMG_6695The same borders from ground level, with hostas already poking their noses through in the pots in the foreground:

IMG_6696The clematis colonnade, regularly inspected for buds of early clematis. Witch hazel Hamamelis ‘Arnold Promise’ on the right and always the last to flower, is still all but flower-less:

IMG_6697The woodland edge border from the same position, hellebores not all yet in full flower and common snowdrops only just beginning to open:

IMG_6698The same border from the other direction, the path renewed with shreddings and bright orange bark chippings from removal of the plum tree:

IMG_6699The bold borders, also in waiting but like the main borders showing glimmers of new life:

EOMV.Jan16The blue & white border:

IMG_6703The rose garden, with an occasional flower bud still appearing but not necessarily opening:

IMG_6704And retracing our steps, a long view of the snowdrop border shown in the last post:

IMG_6705To get a better idea of the layout of the garden you can check out the map available under ‘The Garden’ tab above – and then come back again at the end of February when things will look very different!

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24 Responses to End of Month View: Rambling Quickly Through an End of January Garden

  1. FlowerAlley says:

    I love your different garden”rooms” and hard-scape features. Well done.

  2. Anca Tîrcă says:

    Thanks for such a nice rambling, Cathy!

  3. Anna says:

    Oh its interesting to see the snowdrop border from t’other direction Cathy. Are all your special drops planted there? I imagine that despite some losses that you will be delighted with the overall effect of your alterations to the border.

    • Cathy says:

      Yes, all the specials are here – it wa extended slightly to the near end in this photo when I built the wall, incorporating what was a small sloping area under the plum tree – so still room for more!

  4. Alison says:

    You have a really interesting garden, I love how the space is divided up. Thanks for the tour around this month.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Alison – you are welcome. It is a useful way for me to keep a record so it is an added bonus if others are interested in seeing what is happening too!

  5. Sanderella's says:

    Very nice and lots of space for a stunning garden!

  6. Renee says:

    I’m always amazed with all the different spaces you have, yet how well they go together. Lovely!

  7. Christina says:

    You made a really great job of the snowdrop border and it’s excellent that you can see it from inside the house.

  8. Pauline says:

    Thanks for the wander through your garden Cathy, I feel everything is waiting to burst forth once more, giving you another good years gardening!

  9. rusty duck says:

    Yes, another month and we should be seeing more signs of Spring. I can’t wait.

  10. Sam says:

    I love your distinct areas and how your garden is organised. The woodland edge area is looking particularly lovely but there’s interest everywhere with plenty of places to sit and take it all in. I look forward to seeing more spring flowers reveal themselves next month.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Sam – and the woodland edge border looks ‘good’ all the year round and needs no real attention. I think I started it from scratch in 2003 or 4 and it has worked so well

  11. I do love your snowdrop border Cathy, and, as ever, the painted woodwork brightens your mostly-in-waiting garden beautifully. Thanks for the tour!

  12. Your garden looks very elaborate even in its down time.

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