This weekend's weather has finally got me inside for long enough to at last write a posting... many hints of spring colour to be found in the garden already - currently under a light covering of snow, so all looking extra pretty!
The Japanese Quince never disappoints at this time of year especially after pruning it back hard in the Autumn - plenty of blooms guaranteed!
Here you can see a couple of male Siskins on the niger seed - easy to spot with the very black plumage on the tops of the heads!
This little Robin I caught posing for next year's Christmas cards!!
Mahonia Aquifolium is great for bright winter colour - less perfumed than x media "Winter Sun" but a welcome shrub in our own garden.
There are many Helebores out in the garden right now - not coping quite so well with the hard frosts which leave them bowed down like this one until the sun comes out and they quickly recover!
A picture from the fields on my way back from my walk with our dog Lucy ... by this time the snow had really started to melt and unfortunately it has almost all gone now... just waiting for some more now!