GBFD – A different view

2013.12.22 GBFD
I wasn’t sure I’d manage a post for foliage day this month as were not at home today and I like to show what is actually happening ‘on the day’ so to speak. This week I have visited a couple gardens even though the weather has been bitingly cold and rain has been in the air.

So for this month’s Foliage day post I’d like to share with you some of the stunning foliage I saw at West Dean garden.
It is so close to Christmas I don’t expect anyone will have time to join in but if you would like to, just add a comment and add the link to your post. Maybe you found just one stunning leaf, that would be nice to share.

A bank with just foliage planting was stunning

A bank with just foliage planting was stunning

There was lots of beautifully pruned Box, I loved it

There was lots of beautifully pruned Box, I loved it

Cyclamen is always lovely

Cyclamen is always lovely

A busy mix, but it worked!

A busy mix, but it worked!

have you visited somewhere in an unusual season and seen something to inspire you, do share, Christina

27 thoughts on “GBFD – A different view

    • Thank you very much for joining in FBFD on such a busy weekend, I really appreciate your taking the time, and so festive too! Garden cyclamen are lovely, providing flower and interesting foliage when other plants are dormant.

  1. I had to smile when I saw your cyclamen, ivy and ferns, Christina, as you will see if you look at my post! I am pleased to read that you were still able to visit some gardens while you were in the UK, regardless of the weather. West Dean is not one I have been to before – we had a long w/e in Sussex a few years back but there were so many lovely gardens we couldn’t get to the all.

  2. It’s good to see glimpses of West Dean Christina. Have visited there but only in the summer. There is something most soothing to the eye about that box.

  3. Lucky you to visit West Dean. The foliage pictures are lovely, although they make me a bit miserable when I look down at my bare garden! Still – inspiring too! Your post came on the same day as I read the article about evergreen perennials in the November issue of The Garden. Hope the sun shines on you over Christmas!

  4. We just arrived in Austin late last night. Yesterday was one of those hectic travelling days. Today we’ll go out for a walk and will maybe find something for a post.

  5. We went to West Dean for the first time this summer and loved it. I enjoyed our visit to the Botanic gardens in Birmingham last Christmas. It was freezing cold but it was so good to get out and there was a surprising amount to see. Hoping we might get to somewhere next week it the rain we’re having ever stops. Have a very Merry Christmas. WW

    • I hope you do manage to get out next week and that the bad weather won’t stop you getting to wherever you need to be. A very happy Christmas to you and your family. Christina

  6. Beautiful box, I too find myself more and more drawn to the sense of calm that clipped evergreens provide, plus such an excellent backdrop for other plants. I failed to join in thanks to pre Christmas visitors, but thank you for giving me yet another reason to plant lots of cyclamen in the coming year. Merry Christmas!

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