Through the Garden Gate December 2020
Welcome to the last look Through the Garden Gate for 2020. I was going to say that the garden has done well this year with extra attention and more days of sunshine but then nature has a way or giving with one hand and taking with another!
Storm Bella arrived, the gusts of wind were strong and frequent and it took down 2 trellis panels and our garden seat. It's amazing how large fence posts were snapped out of the ground! It did give us the opportunity of having a clear view over the garden.
There are already welcoming signs of spring with the hellebores starting to flower and bulbs slowly emerging from the ground. It is good to see the days slowly lengthening again. Have you been out in the garden this month cutting down the dead vegetation or do you leave it like this garden designed by Pier Oudolf?
This is the outside location we choose to meet up with our son and his girlfriend to exchange presents and also look around the garden. The seed heads are quite stunning particularly against a background of a blue sky.
I had forgotten this was on my Christmas list and luckily stopped from buying one!
The last time we visited this garden was in August 2015, needless to say it looked very different then its summer splendour! We shouldn't leave it so long to visit again.
I am keen to include more grasses in the borders next year and incorporate more ideas for this style of planting. Do you have any ambitious plans for your garden next year?
I still can't get blogger to work properly on the computer,so if you are joining in this month please leave a comment below, so others can pick up the link from there, until I can get something sorted.
In the meantime thank you to everyone who has joined in Through the Garden Gate and shared your wonderful gardens with us throughout the year. Wishing you a safe and healthy New Year and a great gardening year ahead!
1st January 2021 - isn't nature so beautiful?
Take care,thanks for visiting.