"The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains,and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary."
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Today was dry 'hurrah' here in Worcestershire, I ventured out into the garden, with the camera, to see what, if anything was providing us with some winter colour.The Euphorbia's appear to be enjoying this winter,
we have Blackbird...
...a young E. wulfenii...
...and E. Glacier Blue providing some colourful foliage.
|Against this fence, we have from left to right,|
Cornus Alba 'Westonbirt' syn C. alba 'Siberia' and
...even though it has the name 'King' is is a berry producing female...
|...also providing some berry colour is,|
Iris foetidissima 'Citrina'...
In a corner of the Oriental Garden colour is provided by the
|Phyllostachys Spectablis and|
|Hamamelis Moll Pallida (Witch Hazel)...
On the other side of the path:
|Corylus avellana 'Contorta' is producing a few catkins...|
In the main borders...
|Mahonia Bealii is providing some early pollen for the bees...|
|Clematis cirrhosis balearics scrambling over it...|
|Calamagrostis x a.
' Karl Foerster ' at the front with a
A Long Tailed Tit...
...and a male Great Spotted Woodpecker.
What is cheering you up in your garden today?
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