Through the Garden Gate January 2020


Welcome to another year of looking through my Garden Gate! 


It is surprising to feature a summer flower still blooming in the garden in January. Having attended a conference today talking about climate change and sustainability the appearance in the garden of this is more of a worry than a welcome!


 Primroses are out in flower and the first snowdrop has appeared.



We have had a mixed bag of weather in January, with less rainfall than December allowing us to get out in the garden and start to tidy up the borders that have been neglected over the past few months.


Jack also enjoys having some company in the garden!


It is always a good excuse to have a break from gardening and enjoy some wildlife including this Dunnock hiding in amongst the leaves! We have also had two deer who often stand silhouetted against the horizon, Tavi lets us know of their presence and we always enjoy watching them from the window. Maybe I would feel differently about them if they were to come into the garden and eat the plants! We have also spotted a weasel in the garden!

               What are the highlights in your garden this month?

It is always wonderful to see other gardens and watch their development during the year. If you want to join in with Through the garden gate each month please let me know in the comments below and I will add your site, it is always fantastic to see a range of gardens from all around the world, and share our love of gardening. 




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  1. We were watching Winterwatch last night and they were talking about how climate change is having such an effect where they are in the Cairngorms; and the rest of the country as well. Best, Jane x

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    1. Yes I saw that too, it's amazing how much insects have been lost in Dorset in the last 40 years without many people noticing. The local fishermen have noticed the effect of climate change over the years too.

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  2. Did you gain useful ideas about sustainability? Sometimes it seems an uphill battle. We are on a learning curve with our solar panels.

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    1. It was both worrying and encouraging to see some good examples It was focused on sustainable tourism but all of us are tourists at one time or another so we can all do our bit, I need to put my thoughts into a blog post sometime!

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  3. There is a den of foxes nearby. Two nights ago, one activated the camera on the front door when he visited. We have seen them in the summer but rarely this time of year, nothing but tracks in the snow usually.

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    1. We need to out the remote camera out for the weasel. Do you ever hear the foxes howling ?
      Sarah x

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  4. We are waiting for our primroses although they are in a shady border. That first photo is lovely, what plant is it? Hard to believe another January has come round already. Wishing you an excellent gardening year. B x p.S. Jack looks lovely 😊

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    1. I wish I could remember the name of the plant it was only 50p and I have lost the label and can't find a similar image on line! Sarah x

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  5. I was admiring our primroses this week too, Sarah and yes even here in the North of England we see the odd summer flower in bloom. Here's my blog for this month: https://margaretspatch.blogspot.com/2020/01/through-garden-gate-january-2020.html

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  6. Your conference sounds interesting. Climate change is a big concern here. I featured wildlife in my January view too. Love your blooms. P. x

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  7. I find it amazing to see how Jack is comfortably balanced on the thin back of the chair. No worries or fears of tumbling off. He is a remarkable animal.
    Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

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  8. Oh, please add me to the list of monthly garden updates.
    Jeannie
    https://getmetothecountry.blogspot.com/2020/01/januarys-garden-2020.html

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  9. I like to read about your garden every month. It's wonderful. And you are invited to my garden. See you soon. My blog is http://zelenitrenutki.blogspot.com/

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