Last year at this time, the garden had been covered in a thick layer of snow and ice for over a week....how different this December has been!
Gorgeous Christmas roses...I love hellebores!
But I didn't expect to have real roses left, as well...I'll be pruning in a few weeks!
Green leaves and life everywhere...euphorbia..
Even the hydrangeas are beginning to show their new green growth...
and the evergreens are not the only colour in the garden - but appreciated all the same!
Strange but glorious to have this reprieve from the bite of Winter...which I have no doubt will arrive soon.
The happiest of New Years to you...2012 will be full of excitement and magic, I'm sure. Enjoy the celebrations, as we will. See you next year...and thanks so much for reading! xo