Posted in December 2014

First frost

First frost

Last Sunday the first frost arrived.  It had taken a long time arriving, so I was pleased to go out and catch the plants with their winter coating before the sun rose higher and started to warm up the air. I felt that this would be the last of the Hollyhocks but they have survived … Continue reading

Winter begins

Winter begins

Winter has finally arrived.  The drop in temperature over just two days felt brutal.  We have gone from mild, sunny autumn days to dull days with temperatures sometimes in the single figures (Centigrade!) – still no frost yet. My liquidambar has lost most of its leaves now without producing spectacular bright red leaves but yellow/orange … Continue reading