Winter in the Lane

Winter at the Lane is a special time – autumn has meant leaves have fallen and the great structure of the trees and plants are revealed. It is really striking to see as the days get longer and colder. The Wisteria Colonnade is bare and the Elm over looking the Secret Garden turns to yellow and then drops its leaves over just two days.

The white bark of the birch trees look like parchment and we wait for the under plantings of hellebores and daffodils to emerge.

Flowers – Hellebores – The Winter Rose

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.