When I drew the bedroom curtains back this morning, I was surprised to see that the Camellia in the corner of the garden was covered in buds and flowers.
It must have been flowering for a while but I just hadn’t noticed it.
I have never known it to flower this early before, usually it is February when it starts to flower.
I’m not complaining, it is lovely to have that corner of the garden showing lots of pink flowers. I’ll just have to hope that frost stays away and doesn’t spoil the blooms.
Also in the pink, are the flowers of the Chaenomeles by the back door.
I know the first flowers opened here about a week ago.
As the days have gone by, a few more have opened each day.
As with the Camellia, we will just have to hope that frost doesn’t spoil the flowers or kill the buds that are waiting to open. This shrub will flower on and off all winter, weather permitting, till April.
I do love surprises in the garden, well the flowering variety anyway ! Has anything surprised you in your garden today?