#mygardenrightnow: there's still plenty going on!
The great thing about memes like #mygardenrightnow is they let us pause and have a proper look at the garden. I've been on holiday this week and I thought the recent cold snap would mean a wintery drabness on my return. Yesterday's inspection showed the garden's having none of it. There's still plenty to see, plus a few surprises.
Autumn hasn't quite finished here at VP Gardens, which means there are flashes of colour and some floral delights everywhere I look. True, they're on a smaller scale than previous editions of #mygardenrightnow, but the current season means they're especially welcome. Those fat hellebore buds shown bottom right in the collage also show promise of winter delights to come.
We've only just got home, so I'll have to leave the festive part of this edition of #mygardenrightnow to other contributors. I'll focus on the hope part instead...
...I was delighted with the efforts of Clematis urophylla 'Winter Beauty' in February and it promises to be even more spectacular this winter. Fingers crossed.
Perhaps the biggest surprise and the most hope of all was my discovery of daffodil shoots poking their noses above the soil. I've topped up this pot with mulch to give some extra protection.
How's your garden right now?
UpdateThanks to everyone who took part at the weekend across all social media. Lots of you focused on autumn colour and the stirring life to be found in the garden even as we head into winter. It's reassuring to see everyone's gardens still look good at this time of the year.
Here are the links to those people who chose to blog their response to #mygardenrightnow. Do go and visit, they're a great read.