I thought I'd come back to the Japanese Garden and share some of the photos I took when it was at its most atmospheric with deep snow shrouding much of the garden, but with odd bits poking through ....... but before I start waxing too lyrical, here are the pictures.
This is the oak tree just below the Japanese Garden.
Although the Cornus isn't yet planted there, it was bought specifically to go in the Japanese Garden and its colours are so wonderful I couldn't leave it out.
A log slice left out to dry - it's going to be a seat on the veranda as it's about 12" thick.
This is just one of our various wood piles and, although it's not in the Japanese Garden, it was too pretty a photo to leave out.
I'm not sure if my globe artichoke will ever recover and, no - this isn't in the Japanese Garden either, I just felt sorry for it!