Through the Garden Gate January 2018
Welcome to the start of another years visit to my garden 'Through the Garden Gate'. I have to start by confessing that I hardly ventured into our garden this month due to the weather! When the sun has shone we have either been in meetings, or dog walking has taken the priority!
It was good to get outside at the weekend with the camera and notice the small changes that are taking place. For once the weather was mild and we even managed to spend an hour in the garden tidying up the borders and uncovering some of the bulbs.
The flowers of the Euphorbia Wulfenii stands out against our grey shed, as does the white fly which I hadn't noticed until I looked at the photograph!
The Lentern rose was one of my Mothers favourite plants. They are so easy to grow in shady areas, they flower early and come in a variety of colours ranging from white through to pink and purple. Our previous garden had a huge display that had spread over time. We are now gradually building up the plants here too.
This perennial wallflower is another good plant to have in your garden. They have a long flowering period. I must remember to take some cuttings of this after it flowers from May - July as the perennials are short lived (about three years). This variety is called Red Jep although the flowers are more of a crimson purple colour.
In a wooden trough outside thee front door are cyclamen and miniature daffodils. I have enjoyed noticing the daily growth of the daffodils, hopefully they will soon be in flower. Cyclamens hate sitting in water I assume the drainage must be good here, as they have continued to flower all winter despite all the rain that we have been having!
Elsewhere in the garden bulbs are appearing -here you can notice how wet the soil is!
In the vegetable border the broad bean plants have started to appear and in the background are leeks and chard which provide us with much needed vegetables during the winter.
What is happening in your garden this month? If you would like to join in with Through the garden gate each month please let me know in the comments below and I will add your site.