Today Jack Frost visited Our Garden@19 for the first time, to any effect.
Inspired, it was on with the layers and out with the camera before the sun became too bright and chased him away?
A misty view through the rose arch.
The window of the summer house is not looking to summery!
Euphorbia 'Glacier Blue' living up to its name.
The alpine Phlox doug. 'Red Admiral' with flower buds just starting to form.
Aries Koreana, with a lovely dusting of frost,
Cobwebs over the box hedge,
Erica arb. 'Alberts Gold', looking like a snow capped mini forest.
In complete colour contrast to
Pittosporum Tom Thumb growing in a pot below.
Christopher Lloyd, of Great Dixter, often sang the praises of...
...Cotoneaster horizontalis, who could argue with that at this time of year?
Those grasses left standing are making a useful, bleached contribution to the garden,
Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' with its many flower heads.
Calamagrostis x a. ' Karl Foerster ' always stands up well throughout the winter.
Chionochloa rub. provides colour all year round.
A frosted bud of
|Magnolia x soulangeana 'Lennei'|
A late surviving flower on
Lycesteria formosa 'Goldern Laterns', also known as the Himalayan Honeysuckle, therefore -4 is probably nothing to it.
The tips of the
Thuja occ. 'Smaragd' look like frosted deer antlers.
In the Oriental Garden the buds of
along with the flower of Hamamelis Moll Pallida (Witch Hazel),
and the catkins of
Corylus avellana 'Contorta' have all been dusted by 'Jack' as he passed through.
Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' showing promise of things to come.
A dusting of icing on the leaves of Ilex x Altaclerensis Golden King.
Cobwebs on the back of a garden chair,
a rather frosty 'Lady of The Bottle' statue.
Did 'Jack' visit your garden today?
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