Wednesday, 27 January 2016

A Cardiff Garden In January

A Cardiff garden in January. I was hoping for pictures of the garden covered in snow, but it didn't happen for us. We did have frost and some glorious sunrises though. I took all the pictures on one frosty January morning about 7.30am.

It's all a bit cold and frosty so grab a cup of hot chocolate or a steaming pot of tea and have a look at my frosty January garden.


Aubretia covered in frost
Aubretia


evergreen shrub covered in frost
Small evergreen shrub with frosty leaves


Lady's Mantle covered in frost
Lady's Mantle fresh growth just appearing under the old brown leaves



Calla Lily covered in frost and water droplets
Calla Lily




blue flower pots with iris shoots just appearing
Iris leaves just appearing through the frozen soil




rhubarb shoots in frozen soil
Rhubarb pushing through the frozen ground





New shoots of a Day Lily covered in frost
Hemerocallis shoots

Door handle and glass of greenhouse covered in ice.
Even the handle to the greenhouse was frosted

Glass of greenhouse covered in ice.
Ice inside the greenhouse!




picture of a lawn with flower pots strew and grass with frost
Pots strewn by Bear and frosty footprints


frosty grass and a chair and more flower pots
More havoc wreaked by Bear!

a frosty leaf on grass






frosty rooftops with sun rising and aeroplane trails
Aeroplane trails catching the early morning sunshine


frosty rooftops with sun rising and aeroplane trail
Frosty, misty morning

I didn't realised Bear was watching me through the window whilst eating his breakfast. Later the sun came out and Bear did some gardening with Grandad.

toddler in highchair with reflections on window
Hello Bear! Good morning :-)


toddler in green house with watering can
Bear helping Grandad



Did you get snow? Or was your garden frosty like ours?



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27 comments

  1. Gorgeous photos, I love the ones of the skyline! We just had frost too, though it looked like snow through the window it was so thick. x

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    1. Thankyou. The sunrises here have been fabulous. The frost was a welcome relief from the constant rain too

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  2. Beautiful photos, I'm loving the frost and raindrops on the plants!
    I look forward to seeing your garden blossoming throughout the year :)
    We didn't get any snow either, 5 minutes up the road did but it bypassed us, just rain, rain and more rain!

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    1. Thanks, I'm looking forward to that too. I love our little patch at the front. It's always so colourful.

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  3. Such a little cutie. Looks like he's had a lovely week with his grandad.

    Dawn x
    #abitofeverything

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  4. Always amazes me how plants start pushing up their shoots despite the frost and cold winter weather. Love the rhubarb shoots.

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    1. The mild weather has really got everything growing, luckily the rhubarb is sturdy and survived the frost.

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  5. I love closeups of frost, you've got some beautiful photos. We didn't get any snow but we had very thick frost - unfortunately it isn't light enough to take photos when I leave for work in the mornings. Rhubarb - lovely! Not quite enough for a crumble yet... ;)

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    1. Not yet but I just love crumble! Yes this WA at 7.30, I had to do it early because once my grandson has had breakfast he'd want to be out with me and that would mean no photos lol

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  6. Ah, it was such a shame we didn't get any snow here in Cardiff - my children thought the frost was the best thing ever though! They were so excited by it! I love the photo of the rhubarb pushing its way up. Such a contrast between that and the frost. x

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    1. Yes we just wanted a little bit of snow to make snowmen. The rhubarb is very popular :-)

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  7. I love that you're introducing Bear to gardening at such an early age! I really think skills like that (the ones they don't teach you in school) are vital to a complete existence and a better understanding of nature.
    Your photos are beautiful and I'm in awe of your garden, even if you didn't get the snow you wanted. Gorgeous photos, my friend, keep it up!

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    1. Thankyou so much, we love our garden and want Bear to love it too. He likes watering, well anything with water, just a shame it's so cold

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  8. What lovely detailed photos. I don't think we've had any frost yet - but I haven't ventured out the back garden for a while! It's so nice when it's cold and frosty but the sky is nice and blue like in your photos x

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    1. We've had a few beautiful days but unfortunately too much rain which means we can't actually get out and garden. Just longing for spring.

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  9. Gorgeous photos. I love the sunrise ones. There's something so pretty about frost. How wonderful that bear is enthusiastic about gardening x

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    1. Thankyou. He just loves helping and being outside. He doesn't seem to feel the cold so it's all the same to him :-)

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  10. Love a frosty morning although we haven't had too many of those at all. Great seeing all the new shoots appearing.

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    1. Yes it's a sign of Spring which hopefully means less rain :-)

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  11. we had neither snow or frost in Dubai, but it is rather chilly here at the moment in comparison to the hot summers. great for bulbs to poke through the ground and for certain seeds to germinate

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  12. Lovely photos. I love how pretty frost looks☺

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  13. Frost makes everything look lovely doesn't it? Like someone has sprinkled the garden in diamonds.
    Good to see that you enjoyed it - and that Bear did later in the day!
    Thanks for joining in :)

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  14. Loving the frosty pictures - and the rhubarb - it does make things look so pretty. And the things we do for a pretty, frosty shot.

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  15. Lovely to see Bear starting gardening young. I did try with mine and now one is a bit interested and the other well and truly not LOL

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  16. i'll take frost and glorious sunrises any day! :)

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