Here is Sussex we haven’t had the snow that much of the UK has had but yesterday we had a spectacular frost and stunning winter sunshine. These pictures were taken at 10am in our garden when the frost still hadn’t melted. In the afternoon the kids and I went out for a walk to a nearby playground and there were still patches of frost which didn’t melt all day. Today we have a freezing fog – not so appealing.
I am joining in with The Propagator who each week invites us to show six things from our garden. Do check out his blog and the comments from his followers to see what fellow gardeners are up to around the world.
1. Helenium heads
I almost cut these down but am glad I left them as the frost has given them perfect little crowns.
Sedums are such wonderful plants beginning with fleshy foliage then growing attractive flowers which are the perfect frost magnet.
3. Frosted geraniums
This cranesbill is ubiquitous in our garden but again it does a great year round job – filling shady corners with pink flowers in summer and green foliage in winter which frosts up nicely.
When it warms up a bit this mahonia has a beautiful scent but it was too cold yesterday so I just appreciated it’s tightly packed yellow flower buds with their delicate frosting.
I mentioned a few weeks ago my surprise that our Mexican orange blossom was still in flower. I expect the frost will finally see them off.
The other photos were all taken in our north-facing back garden where the frost penetrated longer but this phlomis is in our front garden where the sun was just starting to thaw it out.