Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

We’ve had hoar frosts and a smattering of snow this week, not weather conducive to gardening, luckily today it’s warmed up a bit and everything has thawed.

The little patch of snowdrops by the pond is looking very pretty. A few stately homes round here open their gardens at this time of year for people to see the snowdrops. My WI is off to Goldsborough Hall in a couple of weeks time and they have a huge display.

Winter garden

For me, this time of year is all about hope, winter is passing, the days are getting noticeably longer and there’s shoots appearing all over the garden, bulbs, perennials and buds on trees. They may only be small, but they’re starting, spring will soon be here! These big red buds are the shoots of a peony.

Winter garden

There’s a few shrubs putting on a quiet, understated display at the moment, they are all the more appreciated at this time of year. The skimmia is in the Amber and Amethyst garden with it’s tiny coral coloured buds…

Winter garden

Hebe’s a great at all times of the year, there’s the flowers in the summer and the foliage the rest of the year. I’ve got several of diffent sizes and colours. This one has reddish-purple tinge to it’s leaves and will (hopefully) be covered in purple flowers in the summer.

Winter garden

Looking at the garden from upstairs at this year really shows the bare structure and plan of the garden, what it doesn’t show is everything that’s happening underneath 🙂

Winter garden

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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9 Responses to Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

  1. Margaret Chapman says:

    What a lovely garden with a wonderful outlook. Enjoy your snowdrop visit. Margaret Chapman

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  2. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Glorious view of your back garden, even in “bare bones”season. Thank you! Know your WI will have a great time looking through that home and garden.

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  3. wybrow1966 says:

    Love the look of the garden – the only down side is that I don’t live near enough for a wander around!

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  4. kathyreeves says:

    I want snowdrops, lots of them, but I think we are too cold. I’ll have to check! Your garden is going to burst forth in spring, especially after all the care you gave it this past year!

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  5. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Your garden has good bones. It still looks inviting during winter. Love that mossy wall. I think all of us gardeners are looking for signs of hope. The only thing sure is Spring won’t pass us by whether it is early, late to arrive or short lived..

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  6. Your garden is looking great. I can’t wait to see it in full bloom

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  7. LaNelle says:

    Just fabulous and what a view!

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  8. mandycurrie says:

    Hello Margaret, you have a lovely back view, and quite a large garden. Certainly soon you will have a lovely show for Spring. Thank you for taking us around with you. Regards Mandy xx

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