Slide show — Winter

 
The blackbirds leave the berries of Cotoneaster salicifolius 'Rothschildianus' well into the new year.The first frost.Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' provide good colour and an interesting shape.A flock of fieldfares arrived unexpectedly in the garden. They stayed only for a couple of days but it was a treat to see them.We had so much snow!After all that cold and snowy weather it was a delight to see the first bloom of Iris histroides 'Frank Elder'.