We are still waiting to see our new garden in sunlight, but at least we had a dry afternoon. Friends visited, and we all had a wander around the estate. We have a bottle bank…
We have some interesting neighbours…
With the help of our friends we managed to identify some of the plants. Those in leaf and flower I can usually work out, but winter twigs can be a bit of a challenge. We have a stunning Christmas tree, but I am resisting the temptation to deck it out with lights and baubles!
Next to it is one of my favourite conifers, Cedrus deodara, with its soft, drooping branches
A small camellia is covered in fat buds, promising a beautiful display soon. But in what colour, I wonder?
Some plants were in flower, out of season, either early or late, including this lovely pink azalea which is presumably early.
This Abelia grandiflora has a long flowering season, so is presumably still flowering from the summer?
We also have several nice rhododendron specimens, all of which will be a surprise when they flower. I just hope they aren’t all the same variety!