Tucked up in bed with the flu, I have my i-pad balanced on a heap of rugs. I am shivering like a new born lamb. My garden in December isn’t making me feel any warmer. Snow features in most of the photos. I won’t attempt to add too many words. I doubt they would make much sense at the moment. I just want to send a cheery wave to you and wish you a wonderful, Happy New Year. Wishing all your dreams for a peaceful, happy and prosperous new year come true. Much love- karen xx
Luckily, just when I need some cheer, there’s viola odorata flowering at the garden gate. A much loved cutting from my Grandfather Ted Foulds. They are all over my garden now. A happy reminder of such a lovely man.
By the front door there’s more flowers. Iris unguicularis. A reliable winter-flowering joy.
There’s plenty of Paperwhite Narcissi. I planted them in tall glass vases for Christmas. I wrote about them Here .
And then there was snow. And -7C temperatures. Our windswept top of the hill garden took a battering. Here’s the frozen pond.
View through the pergola to the shady shelter.
And the view from the end of the garden.
Looking towards the village
Trees on the ridge. A favourite view.
And after all that snow, here’s what I’m hoping for in 2018- lots of colour; roses and peonies, tulips and daffodils and cut flowers galore!
The scent! Roses from my plot and a wreath for the summerhouse.
Thanks to Steve at glebehouse garden for hosting this meme. Go over and see what others are posting for their end of month view.
Enjoy your New Year’s celebrations! Much love- karen xx