Good progress has been made in the garden this month.
With a lot of ivy pulling, cutting back and trips to the tip, the garden is looking much better for all our hard efforts.
My back is now killing me!
The top photo is Hawthorn.
The bare branches of the tree are noticably striking against the bright sunny skies we've been seeing this month, adding interest to the garden in Winter.
The photo above is Hazel.
I had been contemplating using it to join in with the Tree Year Project, but this along with the Hawthorn, are now in for a severe prune!
In the meantime, I've signed the petition to Save England's Ancient Forests over on The Woodland Trust.
I've noticed too how the bare branches of Philadelphus are adding interest to the Winter garden ...
along with Grasses ...