Winter is here so we have moved “inside” at the Lane. The wood fire is going and the frosts are still coming – the passion-fruit vine is just a couple of long stalks after it looked so healthy!
In the garden there are flowers from Hellebores, Camellias and Magnolias which truly beautiful and just keep coming.The bulbs are just starting to peep out and the bluebells in the birch forest look ready to pop. Over 20 roses have been planted – mainly “old fashioned” ones – some on the wall of the Secret Garden where they will begin the “perfumed Garden” theme.The proteas are out in the “Welcome Bed” and their foliage has provided the color that you need for winter. Best news is – the chooks are laying again!
The Hellebore’s are out – mainly in the Birch Forest area but they appear where there is no other color and have such amazing tones. Next to the Camellias they provide some winter relief from the cold wet feel to the garden.