Winter Has Come

I have found myself venturing out into various gardens over the course of the last few weeks. It is true that my motivation can be at a lower ebb when the sun is in short supply, the temperature frankly unfriendly and the daylight hours meaner than Scrouge. However, I have been richly rewarded for my suffering.

 

There is a certain beauty to the garden at this time of year and the miserly light levels actually help to enhance the sense of drama. I have covered the notion of planting for the Winter months in a previous blog but thought I would share some of my recent photos as they uncover an almost spectral nature to the Winter gardens that is well worth braving the elements to see.

 Pruned Wisteria  

Pruned Wisteria  

 A riot of colour from Winter Jasmine.  

A riot of colour from Winter Jasmine.  

 Late afternoon  

Late afternoon  

 Surely too early? Bee on Mahonia  

Surely too early? Bee on Mahonia  

 Ligularia seed heads  

Ligularia seed heads  

 Japanese garden and water feature. All hail the evergreen.  

Japanese garden and water feature. All hail the evergreen.  

 Sarcococca- Winter box.  

Sarcococca- Winter box.