21 December 2015

Dorset Garden Diary - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Well, the season to be jolly is nearly here. From a weather point of view it's definitely not a bleak mid-winter, snow is not falling all around us and, as you can see from the following pics, it's not just the holly and the ivy that are flourishing at the moment:

Pussy Willow

Rhododendron Buds


Cherry Blossom

Think it's a hebe (?)

For Your Eyes Only rose

The temperature here in Dorset averaged 12 degrees last week. Today it has gone down to 10 but will be back up to 14 tomorrow apparently - no wonder the gardens and countryside are confused. Also, the grass needs cutting as soon as the ground dries out which could be a while as, just for a change, more rain and high winds are forecast for this week...so no white Christmas here then.

It's been a productive year and we are still enjoying the vegetables grown, plus we have homemade jams, chutneys and pickles to enjoy this Christmas...yum yum!
So, all that's left for me to say is have a fantastic Christmas and New Year and I look forward to catching up with you in 2016.