January 2009 – Garden report:
It's been a cold week; I wouldn't say extremely cold but temperatures have hovered around zero for over a week and the ground is permanently rock hard. Over the past few days we have been enveloped in a shroud of dense cold fog and magically this has resulted in some amazing frosting on the trees and plants.
The weeping silver birch has become a shimmering white curtain of frosted twigs . . .
holly leaves are artfully edged in white crystals . . .
archways, obelisks and bare twigs come into their own and make a winter theatre set to wander through . . .
which is great fun if you're wearing the right headgear!
The Shortest day.
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