Usually we don’t have many flowers out for Christmas because it is usually a lot colder! Some flowers are still hanging on from autumn and some are opening up far too soon, thanks to the very mild weather we have been having for quite some time now.
By the back door, this beautiful shrub will flower on and off until Spring.
More flowers are opening on the above Iris.
Still hanging on, it doesn’t want to stop flowering. I will have to cut back all the hardy fuchsias soon.
G. Little John is a tall variety of snowdrop and is increasing nicely from just one bulb. There are quite a few snowdrops flowering at the moment, not enough though to give them a post of their own yet.
M. Valerie Finnis is determined to be in flower for Christmas Day.
More and more coloured primulas are opening, making some parts of the garden look springlike.
More flowers of this narcissus are opening each day, but they are getting battered by the strong wind, this was the best of them all.
The common name is summer snowflake! I must go and see if Leucojum vernum, the spring snowflake, are flowering yet.
No, the spring snowflake is showing no signs of flowering yet.
Oh dear, this one has lost its label !
Quite a few hellebores are flowering.
The very ordinary spotty Pulmonaria, but so useful for the bees that are flying at the moment, when in the woodland taking these photos, I was surrounded by buzzing bumble bees!
This little shrub is in full flower…….
…..releasing its wonderful perfume into the woodland. Only 10 ft away is D. Jaqueline Postill, but no sign yet of her flowering.
More flowers coming each day by the front door.
A few cyclamen coum have started flowering, I don’t have anywhere near the same number of plants of this cyclamen as C. hederifolium, maybe I ought to go searching for seed pods and baby corms as I don’t think the ants spread the seed around the same, maybe they are hibernating.
The petals were getting blown every which way when I tried to take a photo, I’m afraid this is the best I could do.
A lovely David Austin rose with a beautiful perfume, even at this time of year. Once New Year is over, I must cut back all the roses to give them a rest, otherwise they would flower for ever.
We were away for Christmas staying first with our son and daughter in law for a few days near London, then on to our daughter, son in law and our 2 grandsons in Bristol for a few days. We finally returned after a wonderful time with no cooking, wasn’t I lucky! We got home yesterday when it was dark and raining hard, so it was this morning before I could go and check on the garden.
Thank you all for leaving comments during the year, I send you Best Wishes for 2016 and I hope the New Year brings you everything that you wish for.