Through the Garden Gate in 2017
December is quite a bleak month in the garden so this month I am going to concentrate instead at looking back at just a few highlights from my gardening year......
It wasn't a bad year in the garden we had an abundance of flowers and vegetables, the bulk order of cow manure did help. We did run out of water from the water barrels, the slugs and snail numbers are increasing and they have now been joined by moles!
I aimed to produce the same view from 3 locations in the garden each month - I have just realised I wasn't as strict about doing this as I had thought!
Although my favourite flowers are tulips, roses and geraniums, sweet peas and cosmos and they always feature, some less popular plants should also be given some of the limelight from the Blue echinops above to this wonderful pink hollyhock.....
and finally this white verbascum chaixii album, which was magnificent with so many flowers from May-July that were also such a favourite with the bees. We find them so much easier to look after compared with lupins or delphiniums. This is the second verbascum we have planted in the garden, after this success I will try and source another one next year!
What is it like in your garden in December? What were your favourite plants in the garden this year?
Thank you to everyone who has joined in with Through the Garden Gate this year, I have really enjoyed visiting your gardens through the months too.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.