Thursday, 9 January 2014

A Quick Dart up the Garden and Back

rose hipsThis is my walk through the garden - I'm actually putting the bins out but got to do something to make a laborious job more pleasurable. Make sure the dog stays behind the gate and can't escape. He would do, my old scamp, he'd be off up the road after a cat.dog peeping So ignoring the fact that I'm putting the smelly bins out , here is the January garden. Quite muddy and not looking too exciting. The garden is entered only for necessity in the winter. To collect wood from the log store or get something from the summerhouse where I keep lots of crafting materials. A quick squelch through in my wellies and then a quick dart back inside the warmth of the house. I suppose there is a certain prettiness to it all, bare, with the low sunlight peeking through the gap in the houses. winter garden log store  I see signs of spring already. Buds on my cherry tree. Can you see the stick man face?buds
I hardly see any birds in the garden lately which is sad. I put food out but no tweety takers. There must be too many cats around and about scaring them away.bird bathThe back of the garden has a enclosed passageway onto a private side road with little terraced houses and rambling wooded areas. It's nice around here, quiet and the people you never really see as they are mostly elderly folk. I just have ivy and ferns growing, a few primroses in the spring and a buddleia. Last year we made this a seaside/pirates themed lair with nets, lanterns and shells.over the garden fence over the garden gate So bins are now out. I've scurried back inside and I'm hoping for some frost one morning to get some interesting pictures as I'm bored of the general greyness now. 
ivyJoining in with How Does Your Garden Grow? at Mammasaurus.
Mammasaurus and How Does Your Garden Grow?

7 comments:

Sara (@mumturnedmom) said...

A lovely peek into your winter garden. Love the first and last photos, and the sun shining between the houses x

AnnieMammasaurus said...

You've made putting the bins out look positively lovely. I am guessing you didn't have a bin bag split and a welly full of stagnant bin juice then? ;)


I have been putting food out too but hardly any birds here either which is odd. Maybe they are so cheesed off with the rain that they have all flown to Magaluf for a jolly. I wouldn't blame them...


Loving the stick man face - and your garden, it reminds me of the garden at our home growing up - thanks for joining in and sharing again xx

Jocelyn (@ihavecards) said...

A chore made so interesting! Lovely photos x

Helen Sims The good life mum said...

wow look at that cherry tree going budding mad you pup looks well put off by the weather

Kathleen Scott said...

Love stick face man! Looks like he'll have a lot of blooms on him - and I the ladybug behind him is so perfectly suited.

rebecca beesley said...

i love how i stumbled upon this post of yours today as I was thinking about our bare garden today - our fig tree holding on to some shrivelled fruits that didn't quite grow big enough this year and Miss T';s playhouse looking empty compared to the summer when it was surrounded by colourful flowers. But like you say, it sort of has a different beauty of it's own. Those buds hold a certain promise - a promise of hope! Love the stick man face - couldn't see it at first - then i did. x

Charly Dove said...

Wonderful wonderful photos - your garden looks so pretty even at this time of year! It's great getting out and seeing signs of life. Great Stick Man face too! My wrist winced when I saw your second photo. We had decking like yours outside our back door - I broke my wrist putting out the rubbish in the rain. My left leg just went from under me so it wasn't one of those put your hand out scenarios. All good now but its taken 2 years and 2 surgeries. Your decking looks in much better shape than ours but do be careful out there Mrs xxx

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