It is very cold today – very very cold. The garden is covered not in snow, not even in frost, but in ice! However, the sun has come out and it is a lovely bright day.
I was a bit worried about going out to take some photos – partly for my own safety as everywhere is like a skating rink, but also because I was worried about stepping on my fragile garden.
Anyway as it was Foliage Day I decided to risk life and limb and hopefully get some beautiful photos of the ice on the plants.
The rhododendrons and azaleas look lovely bedecked in icy jewels.
As does the Skimmia japonica
but I think the best dressed plant is Leucothoe ‘Scarletta’.
There are some plants that are looking very sorry for themselves and I wonder if they will survive.
This one is living up to its name!
And there are others that are in their element.
The hairy-leaved plants should be OK,
And the grasses are holding their own too.
The cherry tree was looking quite pretty with its ice fruit.
Meanwhile even the bird feeders were looking frozen.
The chamomile path was covered in a sheet of ice, but Japanese garden was still looking good.
I think I have learn my lesson from this really cold winter and will be adding a lot more protection to some of my plants in future. At least we will soon find out how hardy they all are.
I hope your gardens are doing OK?