It’s been fun to look through the photos I’ve taken over the year, some from visiting friends and family, some from projects we have been realising around the house and garden, days out, photos of the garden and so much more! I’ve selected a few photos taken in each month of the garden or surrounding area….
It was extremely wet in January, so little time spent in the garden. However, the catkins all around were resplendent this year, remarkably so….
February saw heavy snow transforming the garden and surrounding countryside into a winter wonderland…
Work finally begins in the garden and the first flowers are in full swing
Suddenly, the garden and verges are brimming
In May the garden really starts to come alive with a riot of colour in all the borders
The hay meadow has its first cut and the day lilies come into their own this month
The spring flowers give way to the summer blooms; the wasp spiders return to the meadow and the vegetable garden is beginning to shape up after a shaky start in the spring
After a long, wet spring, the summer was hot and dry and impossible for gardening. But the new beds in the courtyard still made a beautiful display, with Verbena bonariensis left to grow where it pleased
Despite the continuing drought, the asters gave a last hurrah for summer
The asters continue with their beautiful display, while the light subtly changes and the fly agarics suddenly appear in the verges
When the rest of the garden is looking tired and spent, the Chrysanthemums give a burst of welcome colour in the borders and here, in the vegetable garden, where they are planted specifically for picking
The long hot summer and gentle autumn gives way to low sun and long shadows, mists and frosts