A frosty morning at Petersham Nurseries – and the Christmas Trees arrive …

Almost a perfect mirror, crossing by Teddington Lock this morning. Had to stop and take a picture though Important Business going on at Petersham Nurseries with the arrival of the Christmas trees. They were packed up for us in Warwickshire at about 5am to get to us in time for opening. Busy Busy. But first…

A touch of frost …

A thorough frost yesterday morning, the first of the year in these balmy parts, and the plants were beautifully rimed in ice. Sunshine too -  a perfectly bright chill morning cycling to work, through the avenues behind Ham House. I should have had my camera with me - so much more versatility but the iPod…

Jack Frost comes calling….

A frosty morning with the few roses cocky enough to be flowering all rimed with ice. A little rose garden with climbing rose The Generous Gardener on tall black obelisks, accompanied by a trio of English shrub roses also from David Austin, Gertrude Jekyll, Geoff Hamilton and Winchester Cathedral. The whole scheme is bordered by…