Last week Annie posted a roundup of her hdygg photos. I thought it was a nice way of looking back over the year and as I haven’t had time to get out in the garden lately, I thought I’d do the same.
January was all about hyacinths! I bought several half price and made a temporary kitchen garden until it was warm enough to garden outside again.
The first daffodils in February; they seemed to arrive early.
The Christmas rose that never flowers at Christmas.
April bought us just about every type of weather — and colourful flowers!
In May this blackbird started visiting out garden. It was easy to tell it was him because he had a mark on his face. Gradually, he became tame around us, standing near me as I potted plants and cleared weeds. We could always tell when he’d been because there would be soil all over the patio.
June was the month of the peony! After a two year wait it finally bloomed.
Echinacea was my favourite garden plant in July. This photo was a bit of a fluke because I was photographing the cone when a Red Admiral landed.
I picked two for this month because bees in foxgloves gave me many hours of slo-mo happiness!
August bought unexpected flowers from a friend. The garden was looking a bit neglected; they made a big difference.
September bought the first morning that felt like Autumn. It was cold, damp and all our plants were covered in droplets.
When the sunflower petals started to shrivel, I knew we’d seen the last of Summer for sure. Grown from seed by my own fair hands :)
The last flowers in the garden this year.