Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

As it’s the first Monday of the year I thought I’d better start as I mean to go on with a little wander round the garden. It was only a little one as it was cold, wet and miserable outside today!

Last year on Otley market I bought a beautiful deep wine hellebore, it was gorgeous. I was delighted to see it’s full of buds at the moment so hopefully we’ll soon have a good display.

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The first camellia flower is out, just one so far! This is a shrub I rescued from under my mum’s privet hedge about ten years ago, it was dried out in it’s tiny plastic pot with two twigs and one shrivelled leaf, I decided to rescue it and it’s thriving. I like to remind my mum of this whenever she admires it!
It’s about 4′ tall now and covered in buds.

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At this time of year I really appreciate the evergreen shrubs, they give the garden some shape and interest over the long winter months. These two are at the entrance to the Amber & Amethyst garden, a purple flowered hebe and an erysimum which I seem to remember is an amber colour, rather than the usual purple. At the moment I just enjoy their foliage.

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I’m trying to get back to my three sessions a week in the garden, hopefully I’ll manage a bit of tidying up and weeding tomorrow.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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3 Responses to Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

  1. tialys says:

    What a good save with the camellia.

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  2. May hellebore are budding too – it’s so wonderful to see them coming to life along with the crocuses also sprouting. Your garden looks so healthy – thanks to your tender loving care

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  3. Anne says:

    The camellia is beautiful. I don’t think I have any buds yet. I have some hellebores too but yours are neater – mine are a sprawling mess even though I do tidy them up and cut them right back each year

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