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:
The streamside and shrub border with a sprinkling of crocus and a single but early Tête–à–Tête:
The woodland and its primroses (just about visible towards the far end on the right):
The view from the chimney of the bothy, showing borders very much in waiting:
The same borders from ground level, with hostas already poking their noses through in the pots in the foreground:
The 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:
The woodland edge border from the same position, hellebores not all yet in full flower and common snowdrops only just beginning to open:
The same border from the other direction, the path renewed with shreddings and bright orange bark chippings from removal of the plum tree:
The bold borders, also in waiting but like the main borders showing glimmers of new life:
The blue & white border:
The rose garden, with an occasional flower bud still appearing but not necessarily opening:
And retracing our steps, a long view of the snowdrop border shown in the last post:
To 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!