Tuesdays Totter Round the Garden

I haven’t posted many garden photos recently as the weather has been a bit miserable – dank and dismal!! However the last few days have been cold, crisp, sunny days, we’ve been waking up to a beautiful hoar frost which coats every leaf and every blade of grass so it looks like it’s been dusted with icing sugar. We live in the lea of a hill called the Chevin, so from early November to mid February we get no direct sunshine, it makes it quite a frost pocket, so even with a bit of sunshine, the frost stayed all day. These photos were taken mid afternoon…

hoar frost

As you can see I’ve not got very far with the autumn tidy-up! I’m a fair-weather gardener, before it was too wet, now it’s far to cold!! I’ll just have to stay in side and sew!

hoar frost

Every blade of grass has a thick white coating…

hoar frost

…Rosie thinks that makes for a great place to roll!!

hoar frost

I bought this bird bath earlier this year – it’s been hidden beind the irises until now. The two bird ornaments came with it, they look quite cute with all the frost.

hoar frost

The roses are ever hopeful, they’re still producing buds, though they soon turn to brown with the cold and wet.

hoar frost

These two shrubs are in the autumn bed, the lower one is a euonymus and the top one is an erysimum, only the euonymus is actually variegated!

hoar frost

I think the pots corner has a frost pocket all of it’s own with a frost pocket!! It seemed extra thick here!!

Our hot compost bin arrived over the weekend. This is our main Christmas present to each other! We were keen to start so we followed the instructions on mixing the starter stuff with shreddings and twigs and added a plastic container of boiling water – it acts like a hot water bottle! Unfortunately I think we’ve picked the wrong weekend to start it off as it’s struggling to stay above 40 degrees!We’ll see how it goes and give it another boost when the weather warms up a bit.

Our bird feeding station has been very busy in the cold weather with a pair of nuthatches, blue tits, great tits and bull finches.

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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10 Responses to Tuesdays Totter Round the Garden

  1. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Goodness! Frost makes for some lovely designs, doesn’t it! I do so enjoy your garden and thank you for sharing it. 😘

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  2. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    I love hoar frost. We get plenty of frost here but rarely hoar frost which gives everything that fluffy look. The frost gives your entire garden a variegated look, white and what ever color is below. It is a good thing you have inside projects to keep you busy through out winter.

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  3. Jane M says:

    The frost looks lovely covering everything. Was there a Rosie shaped frost hole in the grass?
    Far too cold to garden but lovely to admire

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  4. Such magical photos with the frost.

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  5. nanacathy2 says:

    You really are in a frost pocket there. Some amazing pictures though.

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