Sunday, 15 January 2017

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - January 2017

For me in both my nursery garden and my own garden at home here in the Scottish borders it's all about foliage and evergreens at this time of year. Occasionally there is a random out of season brave flower or two or early snow drops if the weather has been mild. Earlier in the week I went rummaging in amongst the dead leaves and last years plant growth to see what was colourful. It's amazing what you can find. Thank you to May Dreams Gardens for letting us join in. 

There is plenty colour when you look closely in this Scottish garden

Euphorbia characias subsp. Wulfenii has flowered right through winter, planted in a sheltered spot it has flowered through two Scottish winters so far

Nature makes the best hearts
Tellima grandiflora Rubra Group


Cyclamen hederifolium, great under trees and shrubs, when buying select the best marked leaved plants

Snow drops are starting to peek through

You can always cheat and escape from the cold into the heated greenhouse and pretend you're in the desert on the cacti bench or in the jungle amongst the yuccas and Abutilons

Heuchera and Dryopteris for winter colour

Hedera 'Rona'

Lamium maculatum 'Beacon Silver' and 
Heucherella 'Brass Lanterns'

Pulmonaria 'Rachel vernie'




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12 comments:

  1. Lovely! Thanks for joining in for bloom day.

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    1. Hi and thanks, happy tenth blogging birthday :)

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  2. I had some colorful leaves in my upstate New York garden, because there was no snow on the ground. I don't usually pay much attention to the winter interest and it was nice seeing what you did. Happy GBBD!

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    1. Thank you for commenting, we've just had some snow, briefly for 2 or 3 days, now back to grey, browns and those spots of foliage colour :)

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  3. Your foliage is beautiful in all its variation, and your succulents look spectacular. I really enjoyed seeing them looking so healthy in Scotland of all places (not a desert climate). Well done! Happy GBBD, too.

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    1. Thank you, although I have to admit the cacti are in a heated greenhouse, or I would lose them all in our chilly winter, but I do love them and all their variations. Happy GBBD too.

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  4. Beautiful!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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  5. Your January garden certainly has plenty of color and your collection of cacti and succulents is very impressive. Happy gardening!

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    1. Thank you, I'm a real fan of making a garden look good al year round, it can be done even here in Scotland :)

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  6. Gardening in such cold and wet climate has its challenges, but clearly you are doing an amazing job, and such beautiful photographs again!

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    1. Hi, thank you, it does indeed doesn't it, but not impossible, one of the things I'm working on with customers at my nursery, but sometimes it's very frustrating getting things to grow too :)

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