Please do not get me wrong I have always loved the turning of winter, we visit Sheffield park and wonder at the amazing and vast array of reds and bronzes. I drive along watching as the leaves turn and winter slowly takes it's grip. But for some reason I had it in my head that I wanted to keep my garden as some green oasis in a sea of plants that had died back for the winter.
Since I have become more interested in gardening I have taken a step back and wondered what I was thinking about, I want to witness the changes in the seasons in my own garden. This is the first spring I have ever really paid attention to, yes I am like most people ohhh the daffodils are starting to come through and oh my it's suddenly turning green. But watching the plants come back to life, the small green shoots forming, the first delights of the snowdrops sending us all a little giddy on twitter.
Witnessing as the spring plants I brought have slowly started to grow and show us their beautiful Pinks, Yellows and Purples.
The beauty of the plants in their winter form, the thistle heads, the structure of the trees standing tall against the cold winter sky's. I have at last when looking at plants started thinking will this have beautiful winter structure or die back and come back in the spring.