|After the snow, 2013|
Here are some images of 2013 of the garden in the snow. The Exhochorda was in the garden when we moved to this house. It must be over 30 years old. Its strange horizontal form, looking a bit Japanese, is because loads of old trees and shrubs flattened it when it was young. These have gradually been removed by us. And I rather like its 'large bonsai' appearance. The large garden pot is deep purple and is made by Errington Reay. It is properly frost proof. The few vulnerable pots I leave out have been wrapped in hessian sacks. They don't look as bad as it sounds.
|Exochorda × macrantha 'The Bride', 2013|
|Goldfinch feeding in snow, with squirrel proof suet feeder left & squirrel feeding box above, 2013|
|Female pheasant on roof of summerhouse, 2013|
|Squirrel getting peanuts from squirrel feeder, 2013|