Winter has arrived!

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A cold week in garden with flurries of snow, some lying for a while, and many sub-zero overnightsimage

herald the arrival of winter here in the garden. Daylight hours are fewer now with leisurely dawns and early dusks. Clear blue, cloudless skies accompanied by a sun, low in the sky, serve to highlight and underline in astonishing clarity every stalk, twig and branch. Skeins of geese on their way to their feeding grounds call to me as I continue the apple pruning.

The last of the bedding is over now, although it has lasted well with valiant displays from the Bishop of Llandaff

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dahlias, Cosmos, African Marigolds and Sweet Peas. In the greenhouse,

we are leaving the green tomatoes on the withered vines as an experiment. They are tied firmly to supporting canes and, despite looking very sorry for themselves, imageare holding tightly on to their still-ripening fruit. Home grown tomatoes in December!

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5 Responses to Winter has arrived!

  1. Oh how I lust after you garden wall!

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  2. I’ve been living in the inner city too long. These pictures are making me want to move… well, at least for a season or two. 🙂

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  3. uribg says:

    Hello!
    Thank you for “liking” my post “Featured Plant: Poinsettia”
    on uribotanicalgardens.wordpress.com
    I am thrilled to have found your beautiful blog — and a little “green” with envy over your gardens! I will be eagerly awaiting new posts from the Scottish Country Garden.
    Best,
    Gabrielle

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  4. Judy says:

    Oh, I do so want to hear about those tomatoes as time passes.

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