It’s Sunday 8th January 2017, happy new year by the way!
After a cold spell in the first week of January with nighttime frosts with the coldest night so far this year recorded in England of -8 degrees, the weather has changed direction and now milder Atlantic low pressure systems are due to rattle past in the next few days.
Today it’s mild but grey, overcast and with light drizzle, it’s not very pleasant at all, I much prefer cold, crisp sunny days at this time of year.
My garden is looking wet and a bit sad for itself, most plants are in Winter hibernation apart from the many evergreen shrubs I have growing in the garden.
My photinina (red robin) tree continues to flourish with beautiful hues of green leaves. The first signs of Spring and it will begin to burst into life with bright red leaves.
My many conifers all look resplendent and green. I will give them a nice trim in Spring to keep their shape. At present they need no more work.
One of my ‘garden casualties’ is one of my terracotta garden pots which has been a victim of frost.
The water gets in to the pot through hairline cracks and then during the frost, the water freezes, expands and breaks it.
I’ve lost a large chunk from the side as you can see in the photo of me not looking very pleased!
I will see if I can repair it, if not, it will make great drainage for larger pots when broken up and it’s a good excuse to treat myself to a new one!
Well, there’s not much else to report in the garden at this time of year, so it’s back indoors and dream of Spring!
Enjoy your outdoor space whatever the weather and if you’re a keen naturist like me, try and get some outdoor clothes free time, your body, mind and immune system will thank you.
Bye for now!