A bleak, wet January morning for our first visit to Freshwinds Garden this year.
We wanted veg and to take a look at the more immediate jobs to do.
There doesn`t seem to be much point in planning big changes because ideas at the garden seem to evolve rather than be planned too far ahead and indeed this is more exciting.
Walking around the garden in January has its own beauty.
You can see the bare bones of a garden.
The birdsong is good, the moss is as green as can be with the damp, helleborus are budding up and the donkeys continue to bray to their hearts` content.
Herb garden brick dividers covered in moss
The moles have been busy round the newest area. They don`t trouble me at all but I know they drive some people mad.
Lots of flower beds need work.
Not much chipped bark to go now.
The paths look great.
Looks like goose grass is seeding itself. Where did those seeds come from?
Misty views across the fields.
The pond is so full and in need of some work.
The little orchard is due for some TLC.
Despite the scarecrows still looking happy, they will be happier still with the new wardrobe I am putting together for them.
All the cushion covers came home for a wash. The two white chairs will get a make-over and the dahlias are fine under their blankets.
I brought the gladioli bulbs home to clean off.
And planted some very late bulbs from Jamie and Julia.
Enough to get the juices going......
.......but still a lot of winter jobs indoors.
LOFT HERE I COME.