Tuesday, 17 January 2012

A walk around the January Garden

The granite bench tucked away in a corner of the courtyard as a viewing place for the parterre

St Micheal's Mount yesterday lunchtime across the garden

The house is nearly concealed by the date palms now

In the car park the date palms reach for the sky - that beautiful blue sky

Spud cat

Ollie always finds the best places to soak up the sunshine

A statue tucked away on a far path

The Olive trees behind the Italian garden the light on?

Looking back towards the house and courtyard

Those Olive trees again the Irises are just starting to come up around their trunks

Bulbs pushing through the dark soil

The pots of Boxus that line the terrace

The euphorbia is doing well with its acid green blooms with the Italian garden behind

Shadows and lines

soft textures of the cobbles

just for the joy of that beautiful blue sky

long January shadows across the lawn

Will this Echium make it through the winter - it will flower quite early if it does

Pots in a courtyard

Little details that make a garden for me

The sunset over Perranuthnoe from the terrace

And finally looking out from the lawn through the Cordylines

I was a fabulous day here in Cornwall yesterday with bright sunshine and powder blue skies - a great day in fact for my monthly look at the garden to see what is happening. I try to put a group of photos up each month to show how the garden is progressing and these are the things that caught my eye yesterday - I hope you enjoy the January stroll through the courtyards, across the lawns deep into the little paths that wind about, the cats competing for position in the sunshine and of course the wonderful sunset to finish the day from the lawn