Asplenium scolopendrium, Carpinus betulus, Geum "Mrs Bradshaw", harts tongue fern, hornbeam hedge, Tuesday View
At this time of year the view can be flat and brown but if you look a little more carefully you can spy a little spot, silently doing its thing and looking good in the process.
Two year old handsome Hornbeam hedge, holding onto its leaves.
Harts tongue fern, evergreen and eagerly soaking up the sunlight today.
Frosted leaves of the wonderful Geum Mrs Bradshaw.
I am joining Cathy at wordsandherbs.com where her Tuesday view is under a white blanket of snow and twinkling sweetly. Do take a look at her lovely blog.
After the incessant rain and dark grey sky yesterday it has been a delight to see the sunshine today. I hope you were able to enjoy your day.
Did you have a frost today, Dorris? I thought it was a milder night for most of us. Isn’t your hedge doing well – you must be so pleased with it. What is the advantage (if there is one) of hornbeam over beech?
Hi Cathy we had a frost yesterday and today. I chose hornbeam over beech purely because I prefer the pleated look of the hornbeam leaves. I grew a beech hedge from scratch at my old garden and they both take about 5 years to really fill in from whips. Both are tolerant of all positions and all soil it seems. This one seems to be growing really well and yes I am delighted.
I heard ‘the south east’ had been hit with a really cold spell and am sorry about your frosts (which we haven’t had since before the snow). Hope Thames Water have sorted you out by now
Certainly frosty but sunny too so not all bad. Two vans, four men a big hole has happened today. When they will be back nobody knows!
Your hedge is a delight Doris. I have been thinking of trying a similar thing here with oak because that holds onto its leaves here just like beech and hornbeam.
Sounds like a great idea. Go for it!
So glad you got some sunshine after all that rain Dorris. The geum leaves look gorgeous all frosted like that. And your hedge has done well in just two years. Have a great week!
Thanks Cathy you too!