After Barbie showed us her winter garden I thought it was about time I ventured out into the garden between downpours to take a few photographs so I too can show you my wet winter garden. This weekend it has rained pretty much non-stop here in the Newlands valley where I live. Its been cold and chilly and I have not been inspired to do any major garden projects. We’ve been staying indoors, keeping warm and reading the odd gardening book. On my walk-about today I realised that it’s all about the foliage at the moment – and the Camellias of course, but I’ve gone on and on about them in the last few weeks, so today I will focus on the foliage and the promise of things to come …

View to my back gate – a burst of redView to my back gate - a burst of red

Its wet, wet, wet everywhereWet, wet wet everywhere

Red foliage of the Nandina peeping throughRed foliage of the Nandina peeping through

The Freesias are coming up in the back gardenThe back garden where the Freesias emerge

There is colour in the new grass gardenColour in the new grass garden

Cape thatching reed looks wonderfulCape thatching reed looks wonderful

Irises getting ready for SpringIrises getting ready for Spring

The colour on NandinasWonderful colour on the Nandinas

The wet wintery Alley-wayThe wet wintery Alley-way

Rain drenched Murraya exoticaRain drenched Murraya exotica

Nandinas up against the wallThe Nandinas up against the wall

Rain, rain, go away …Rain, rain, go away ...

Ixia bulbs coming up in the grass gardenIxia bulbs coming up in the grass garden

Ixias in a moveable pot for a sunny bedIxias in a moveable pot for a sunny bed

The Tulips are doing well in moveable potsThe Tulips are doing well in moveable pots

I’m growing Dutch Irises for pickingI'm growing Dutch Irises for picking

Sweet Babianas growing in a pot this yearSweet Babianas growing in a pot this year

More new Irises are coming upMore new Irises are coming up

More Tulips in pots for SpringMore Tulips in pots for Spring

Look! All the new buds on the JasmineLook! All the new buds on the Jasmine

I’m joining Christina for June Foliage Day who says her garden looks as if someone went crazy in it with a blow torch!

I hope you enjoyed the walk through my winter garden.
Happy Gardening
xxx