It has been so dashed mild lately that both plants and gardeners have found themselves at sixes and sevens! Frankly peculiar winter scenes have been witnessed regularly, with penstemons in full bloom and some young chaps hedge cutting in short sleeves. All very confusing! We have barely had a winter to speak of, and only the lightest dustings of snow, but as we appear at last to be heading into a bitterly cold snap I thought this an opportune moment to look back on last winter, when we were thoroughly submerged in the white stuff!
|Footsteps on the Lily Pond|
|The topiary birds looking somewhat smothered!|
|A hint of winter sun in the Stilt Garden|
|Detail of the pleached Hornbeam ‘stilts’|
|The Beech Alley doing its best winter wonderland impression|
|More laden topiary, this time in the Pillar Garden|
|The Long Walk!|
|Glacial scenes in the Stream Garden|
|Master Robin surveys the snowy landscape, no worms here my friend|
College is looming, I’m still chipping away at the old assignments!