The monthly records I keep of electricity generation from our solar panels confirm how grey this month has been, with less sun this January than other since we first had the panels in 2011. It has not been especially rainy but we have just come out of a fortnight or so of chilly days and nights, although with only very brief evidence of snow. This week has seen a slight improvement in temperatures and the heaters have been turned off in the greenhouses, but it is still damp and grey. Fortunately, amidst the mostly uninspiring borders there are a few highlights in the garden to distract me from the weather and add colour to my rambles.
Helen the Patient Gardener hosts this end of month meme so after you have rambled through this slideshow do visit her blog too to find links to similar posts describing how the end of January looks in other gardens.