Six on Saturday: 9th December 2017

Six snapshots in the garden to chart the changing seasons

Last weeks Six on Saturday went quite well so I’ve decided to give it another go this week. I’m away from the house so it’s another cheat week from me. The weather has turned chilly and we’re staying at the in-laws’ house in Surrey. The frost in the garden here was too much of a novelty for me so I thought I’d share.

The Six on Saturday meme was started by The Propagator so go and take a look at his weekly post. Also look through the comments to find more blogs joining in.

ONE

This Winter Jasmine putting in a good show this time of year but I doubt I’ll ever covet it for my own garden. I find the growth habit odd and for most of the year it’s just wiry stems.

TWO

Seed heads of Japanese Anemone. This is a lesson in not clearing away your perennials once they’ve gone to sleep for winter – look what you’ll miss out on!

THREE

The same goes for Hydrangeas. Leaving the spent flower heads is supposed to provide some cover against frost but more importantly it keeps interest into the depths of winter.

FOUR

Frost covered acorns and their husks.

FIVE

This Azalea is another plant that I probably won’t plant myself but the foliage at this time of year has great colour and the frosting looks great.

SIX

Well it is nearly Christmas! I’m getting more interested in conifers and the like. The pale blue needles on this Pine match the chilly morning air. After my morning promenade around the garden my coffee had gone cold and my fingers had chilled. Enjoy the frosty weekend.

12 thoughts on “Six on Saturday: 9th December 2017

    1. If the natural habit isn’t nice they then look horrendous when hacked back – so many other options for winter flowering shrubs!

  1. That anemone photo is wonderful. They’re such thugs, I’ve never let them go to seed, but now I shall. (This group is such a bad influence on me.) I also agree w/the jasmine, but in my last house, someone had planted it w/a clematis & kerria, so there were flowers thru the seasons plus the foliage covered up the ugly jasmine wands. Loved all the frost photos, too! I do hope you keep posting.

    1. A couple of people have mentioned combining it with something that gives interest at other times of the year. Sounds like a good idea to me.

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