We have been having a cold spell which has kept me out of the garden. It is not just the cold but the grey skies and lack of sunshine has left the leaves unraked. It is a job I reserve to keep me occupied in the garden when it is sunny.
Yesterday afternoon we had snow. The flurry did not last long and it had melted before the morning.
The Hellebores were covered with snow but are showing no sign of flowering.
This will be the first really cold weather for some of the new plants. The Azara looks like a mini Christmas tree but is hardy enough as we have only been having lows down to a minimum of minus three degrees Centigrade.
I have to thank Kourosh for these photographs because I stayed by the fire.