Winter Woodland Walk

At the corner of the garden where there is the ornamental cherry, there is what I call, “the woodland walk”. The “woodland” consists of the cherry, a tiny holly, an even tinier yew and a set of tree rounds that lead to the compost heap. All in all, it’s about 16 square feet at best.

This area, underneath the cherry, has quite a high density of planting. There are lots of things going on and it all looks very busy and sometimes, a bit of a mess. This week, I had a really good scrub of the tree rounds as they were getting mouldy and slippery.

I particularly like this area because in the early summer, the petals of the cherry blossom turn the ground here pink when they fall.

Then in the autumn, the leaves fall and turn the ground into a patchwork of bright reds, yellows and oranges. I took this picture after I cleared a lot of the leaves from around the tree rounds so it doesn’t look as good as it was before.

There are currently only five steps in the woodland walk and I can’t remember where the yew is.

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