There were very few blooms to photograph on the 15th of December, but the foliage at the gate looked quite interesting. There were some pale blue flowers on the creeping rosemary.
December was a difficult month for me. It was cold, wet and windy and I had a virus and then a bad, persistent cough. I couldn't do anything in the garden. The grass was looking bad and the beds were full of weeds, common yellow oxalis mainly. Fortunately, I had some help from a gardener who came on the 14th to cut the grass and remove some weeds. I was so relieved! Finally I could relax knowing that the garden would no longer look abandoned at Christmas.
Again, a rose and lavender. Lavender was, in fact, my favourite plant of 2013. It just keeps on blooming.
A few years ago a friend and colleague who was teaching music on the Island of Madeira brought me three plants. The only one that survived was this orchid. But it wouldn't flower! Now, finally, it has! Why only now? I have no idea!
In a few days it will be time for another GBBD post. Until then, I'm sure you'll find a way to enjoy your garden.