Even though it has turned mild again, I have put away the tops of my ceramic bird baths for protection against possible frost damage. It's a pity but a worthwhile precaution. Diana Roles' ceramics are technically frost-proof but if water freezes in any spaces, part thaws and then re-freezes, it expands and that is where the damage can be done. Pieces that drain or are smooth-sided are OK but I'm not taking any risks!
On the plus side, revealing the base of this piece has opened up more opportunities for the acer leaves to catch in cobwebs!
Small Garden Story
Over some 15 + years, I have been photographing the evolution of my small (85 x 15 foot) garden and it seems a waste not to put these records into some sort of context. Beginning here in April 2010 this Blog is intended to both act as a diary and to share past and present successes (and some failures), pleasures and disappointments with fellow garden-lovers. In due course, I intend to fill in some of the background and early days but that will have to wait until the winter months!