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Thursday, 2 January 2014

The Garden Diaries: December

I'm a tad late taking these photos - the torrential downpours of the last few days would have resulted in a very soggy camera and a very soggy me. With today being bright and blustery, I took the nap-time quiet as my opportunity to snap a few shots of what's going on in the garden. We'll just pretend it was still December when I took them...












anemones, starting to unfurl / rainbow chard, still going strong / stir-fry salad leaves have suddenly shot up - must eat them soon / damp, mossy lawn is a haven for mushrooms / red dogwood in winter run / twisted willow:blue skies / yet again, a plant I can't remember the name of - really must create that plan of the garden / vitex agnus-castus / roses are still going / surprise shoots! think these are narcissi from last year...

P.S Gardening folks may like to read my gardening resolutions for the year over at 'Garlic and Sapphire' (Sarah Raven's blog).

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  1. nap time quiet? what is that? ;) your garden still looks full of life even though it is winter

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    1. ha, it can be rather elusive can't it?! There's lots going on in the garden - I was quite surprised when I started looking properly x

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  2. oh a lovely eye fest so good to see green shots in your pots growing strong

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    1. Thank you - yes the green shoots were a good surprise! x

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  3. It makes me so happy to see green shoots growing! Likely because all I have seen is wind and rain of late. Roses still growing ey? Same over at my grandads too, they really stand out at this time of year when there are less colours to compete with.

    Beautiful photos - thanks for joining in and sharing xx

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    1. These roses seem pretty indestructible - I think they've flowered from April 2013 to January 2014 so far! Thank you x

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  4. I've been looking outside longingly and feeling an urge to tidy but haven't braved it yet, so well done! All those little green shoots and leaves - a sign that spring will be here and your garden's quietly getting on with it.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Sarah x

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    1. After my little blitz when I wrote this, I haven't managed to get out there since, so the gardening motivation was short-lived! The green shoots are indeed very promising - and you're spot on with the garden getting on quietly with it - it's very lucky for me that it does, as I neglect it so! x

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  5. hasn't it been miserable weather-wise recently?! so much still happening in your garden though, and I like the sound of surprise shoots… bonus! x

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  6. Wow, a rose in January! It is always so interesting to look at blogs from around the world and see how different they are from my own backyard. No roses in sight - just cold chickens!

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    1. I'd love to add some cold chickens to my garden!! x

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  7. Oh, the green looks fantastic! I want to see some shoots and new growth - sadly I have none. The yellow rose is just so pretty too.

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    1. Oh shame! Hopefully there'll be some new green in your garden very soon x

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  8. Love the red dogwood and the twisted willow, beautiful photographs xx

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    1. Thank you - the dogwood does a good job of providing some colour when everything else looks rather drab x

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  9. I've enjoyed your gardening posts and photos this year. They've been so inspiring, especially on the darkest, grimmest days! x

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    1. Thank you - that's very kind of you to say. I'm really glad I've been keeping a record - it's good to look back and see what's been growing (or not, as the case may be!) x

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