Will it be another green winter?

Sunflower-bokehIt is the first of December and still we haven’t had a severe frost. Usually by now all the dahlias have been blackened and the garden reduced to its winter skeleton of leafless shrubs and trees punctuated by a few structural evergreens. This autumn has been very wet for East Anglia and even the sunflower seed heads have rotted into an unattractive slimy state. On Saturday morning I’d waited long enough for the frost and decided to tidy up my front garden clearing it of all the soggy, green mess.

December colour in the garden
Monday, 1 December 2014.
Back garden in Norfolk.

The upside of these weather conditions is that as I work my view of the back garden is still very green, even on a grey day like today, which is probably why my latest scarf is featuring parsley greens and wheatsheaf golds.

pelicans medieval motifs
A design featuring stylised pelicans and medieval motifs.
Form and colour inspired by the historical and horticultural backdrop of East Anglia.