Garden Photography Challenge : January – A Winter Garden

It’s been quite a while since I’ve stepped up to the plate when it comes to photography challenges, so I was excited to feel stirred into action with this new monthly challenge.

I have just scraped in this month.  Today, Sunday, is a very dank and drear, which makes taking photos even more of a challenge as the soggy lawn squished under foot, however these capture the garden in winter at the end of January.


My spring pots, full of daffodil and tulip bulbs, are poking through a little early.


The damp trunk of the Sambucus Nigra Elder.


Pieris ‘Forest Flame’


Skimmia


Erysimum

Cornus – Dogwood


Fresh Sedum leaves


A rather damp north facing border


Back to the side patio and the flowering Jasmine scrambling through the Fatsia Japonica


Like a couple of bookends, my spring pots on the side patio from another direction.

If you are interests in joining in check out Small blue green flowers where you can find all the details.   Next month, February is ‘monochrome’.