I took these photographs in our garden last week. After feeding Lily I looked out of the window and saw a blanket of frost stretching out across our neighbourhood. We have the most gorgeous view across the gardens from our bathroom window. I layered up, grabbed my camera and wandered out into the freeze to see what I could find.
Last summer's strawberry plants seem to be faring ok in this cold weather. I should probably have put them in the shed or at the very least covered them for winter. Having said that they were neglected last winter too and they were fine, so hopefully they'll fruit again this summer.
There isn't really much happening in our garden over winter. We planted a handful of summer bulbs, but I think we need to buy some shrubs to fill the spaces in the borders once the flowers have died down. We have huge swathes of lavender in one border and something which looks suspiciously like a privet in the other. If you have any recommendations for fast-growing plants with year-round interest, I'd love to hear them.
The low winter sun illuminated the old cosmos plants from my summer cutting garden. They looked so pretty in bloom, it was always such a joy to walk to the end of the garden and pick a vase full for the house. I need to pull those plants out when I have a spare moment. I can't wait to start planting again this year, I've been pinning ideas to my garden board if you'd like to take a look.
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