January is not a month noted for its flowers, but there are quite a few out in the garden here so it is worth going for a wander each day. Lots of bulbs are pushing up, the snowdrops are flowering and so are some iris and narcissus, as well as a couple of shrubs.
Iris reticulata Pauline
I seem to have planted rather a lot of Iris reticulata, there are clumps of them coming up everywhere!
Chaenomeles by the back door with more buds opening each day.
The blossom looks so spring like, just a few more weeks!
Winter flowering heather growing near the dead oak in the centre of the garden.
Still going strong, N. Rijnveld’s Early Sensation
More primroses are opening all the time.
There are so many more flowers on Iris unguicularis this year, suddenly it is doing so much better. I just wish the leaves weren’t so messy.
Snowdrops are now well into their stride, but I will do a separate post about them. This one is Lapwing looking a bit wet after all the rain.
At last, the Camellia is flowering, sometimes it starts in November…….
……..but this year, the cold spell in January must have made it wait.
Purple Cyclamen coum.
Pale Cyclamen coum.
Hellebores are starting to open their flowers, they will have a post all to themselves in a couple of weeks.
Witch Hazel Arnold Promise is still reluctant to open his petals. I must move him into a spot with more sun as I don’t think he likes it where I’ve put him.
Daphne boluha has started to fill the woodland with its beautiful perfume.
I’ve been trying to dodge the raindrops while wandering round the garden. Everywhere is very wet at the moment and I think we will have more rain as the week goes on, but the garden did need it, we have had so many weeks without any at all, which was unusual for this time of year. I feel that spring isn’t far away, we just have to get through February, which I always think is our worst month for weather!
Are there signs of spring in your garden yet or are your plants staying nice and warm under a duvet of snow?