All of a sudden, lots of plants are opening their flowers, I actually saw a bee yesterday when the sun was shining. Lots more flowers are opening up, making it well worth going for a wander in the sunshine with the birds singing. Temperatures have been higher this week and everything has responded, I think I should be able to show you some flowers that haven’t been seen this year so far.
The hellebore in the woodland that I moved here a couple of years ago, seems very happy in its new home. This is an anemone centred variety.
One of the camellias in the woodland, a rather small semi double flower, but pretty all the same, with lots of other buds to follow.
Another camellia, this time at the back of the bog garden, with larger , very full ruffled petals. Old faithful in the back corner of the garden is still opening lots of buds, but you have seen that one quite a few times.
At last, Rijnfeld’s Early Sensation is flowering, only a whole month late, it should have been open for Christmas! Better late than never.
With all the lovely sunshine we had yesterday, Crocus tommasinianus has started flowering. This one is in the back lawn, I’ll just have to see how many the squirrels have left for me out of the original ones that I planted!
The summer snowflake, Leucojum aestivum, is thoroughly confused, I still can’t see any evidence of the spring snowflake, Leucojum vernum, no doubt it will appear soon.
I have done a lot of raking up of leaves in the woodland where my special snowdrops are, the rest will have to stay to rot down in situ, but I’ve still more to do. Hopefully by next weekend I’ll be able to tell you that I have finished that job and have mulched the specials with my own leaf mould from last year. With the warmer weather lots are now popping up, the gardening year has certainly started! Do pop over to Jim at Garden Ruminations to see gardens from around the world.