136. How Does Your Garden Grow?

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

It's December. Already. I know. Now as the World's most unorganized festive person I've not bought so much as a Christmas card yet. I have however heard numerous festive songs playing on the radio and between you and me I am well up for it this year. This feel-good festive vibe has been enhanced this week by spying that the Christmas Tree Festival in local Hythe village is running in the Church once again (cannot wait to try and get there next week) and having spotted and smelt my neighbour Alex's  real Xmas tree. Obviously I didn't just starting sniffing the tree, I was invited too...

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Christmas tree

Christmas tree

Why all this festive banter? Well because frankly there's not a huge amount going on in the garden at the moment - if I had to report on my garden it would go like this:

Wet. Muddy. Meh.

Luckily I have Alex next door who never turns down a bedraggled looking Annie clutching a camera (and who has a much lovelier garden!)

Everlasting Wallfowers

Everlasting Wallfowers

Chocolate Cosmos

Chocolate Cosmos

Loving the tiny veins running through it

Loving the tiny veins running through it

Veronica

Veronica

Snowberries

Snowberries

Autumn leaves

Autumn leaves

Pansies

Pansies

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

This week is National Tree Week (thanks to the lovely person who told me on Twitter!) The Tree Council in the UK's leading tree charity and you can find out more about them here.

First mounted in 1975, National Tree Week is the UK’s largest tree celebration annually launching the start of the winter tree planting season.
National Tree Week is a great chance for communities to do something positive for their local treescape. Each year, The Tree Council’s member organisations such as voluntary bodies and local authorities, up to 200 schools and community groups, our 8,000 Tree Wardens and many others, support the initiative by setting up fun, worthwhile and accessible events, inspiring upward of a quarter of a million people to get their hands dirty and together plant around a million trees.
— Tree Council
How Does Your Garden Grow