Centrally placed in England as we are, weather systems heading towards us from different directions often peter out before they get here. It may be bitterly cold (minus 6°C at the moment, supposedly feeling like minus 14°) and we may have seen a succession of snow showers yesterday, but we still only have a patchy covering of snow and looking at the forecast for Thursday and Friday we may well escape without receiving any more – or we may not…
Meanwhile, we have some snowy pictures of the garden at the end of February, masking much of the detail and making any colours other than monochrome stand out like a hand tinted picture – such as the hint of pink of the sitooterie above and a glimpse of blue sky, and a shockingly bright brick wall in a later photograph.
Adjacent to the view above is the streamside grass, full of crocuses – frozen and erect like purple spears – and the shrub border, shown from both directions:
The woodland edge border, primroses and emerging wood anemones and bluebells temporarily hidden:
The main borders from the bothy and from ground level:
The woodland edge border from both directions, native snowdrops and hellebores bowed down and frigid but destined to recover immediately temperatures rise again:
The three bold borders, their promises hidden:
The blue & white border and the rose garden, leaves already bursting on the new roses:
The light covering of snow highlights details in the paths in the garden, like these cobbles and the ‘stone’ slabs and paviers used elsewhere such as in this path that heads past the special snowdrop border and back towards the house:
Despite the lack of plant detail in these photos they still serve my purpose of recording the garden at this moment in time. Other people posting End of Month photos may have a different focus, so pop over to the Patient Gardener blog where Helen kindly hosts this monthly meme and have a look. Thanks for hosting Helen!