Monday, 8 January 2018

Frozen

Midwinter, clear blue skies, sunny, freezing. A very hard frost last night and it's still -1 at midday. I took a short walk around the garden and photographed a few plants in their frozen state. Winter has it's own beauty that, to me, is just as fabulous as a floriferous mid summers day.

Cyclamen hederifolium


Saxifraga hirsuta leaves

Sarcococca confusa

Primula veris leaves


X Heucherella 'Tapestry' leaves

Verbena bonariensis seed head

Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve', flowering, it seems, all year around.

6 comments :

  1. Hi Gwenfar,
    I really enjoyed your pictures! Especially the cyclamen look great! My cyclamen coum have already produced many buds, but don´t bloom yet. I can´t wait for them to bloom!
    Best wishes,
    Lisa

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I'm sure yours will bloom when the temperatures rise a bit :)

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  2. These made me feel even colder. Do your hederifolium always flower at this time?

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    1. This is their 2nd winter. In the first I had a couple, and this winter lots more. So I'm guessing as they get more established they flower more at this time of year. But that's just a guess.

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  3. Even in the ice it looks lovely,my veggies are all under frost fleece so it is a blanket of white in my garden. I must get some cyclamen.

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    1. Definitely get cyclamen. They take a year or so to really settle in, but then they go for it and are a welcome sight at this time of year.

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