Another week gone by, this time a very cold week with lots of frost each night. The garden has dried out a bit, but the lawn is still very soft to walk on. Most of the flowers that I showed you last week have survived the frost, just the camellias that aren’t looking too happy. I don’t know if I didn’t look properly last Saturday, but the first photo is of a flower that I saw last Sunday when walking round the woodland, was it out last Saturday or did it open overnight?
Summer snowflake, Leucojum aestivum, has decided to flower in January, I think it should be renamed Winter snowflake! I have 4 clumps of these flowers and each clump has one flower showing. No sign so far of the Spring snowflake, Leucojum vernum, not even the leaves that I can see.
Yes, we actually had a sprinkling of snow overnight during the week, I think it was Tuesday night, just a very light sprinkling. It looked rather nice when I came down in the morning but soon went when the sun got up.
My robin has taken to following me around when I’m outside, he/she knows that I have sunflower hearts in my coat pocket!
More snowdrops opening all the time, here are Ivy Cottage Corporal in the front, Hobsons Choice in the middle and Anglesey Abbey at the back. I have made a start on raking the leaves up, but some days it is just too cold, fingers and toes are soon frozen and I retreat back inside where it is nice and warm!
G. Lapwing in front with Diggory behind, Diggory hasn’t yet puffed himself up to his more familiar shape.
A dark red Camellia that is thinking about opening, but if it has any sense it will wait a while as it is going to go colder after this weekend with maybe more frost and snow.
Those are my six for this week, it remains to be seen whether we will get snow over Tuesday night into Wednesday, or will it go to France instead! Hopefully I’ll get more leaves raked up in the woodland today, the snowdrops are coming up faster than I can clear up and I must have it done and mulched by February 8th when the ladies will be coming again! Thanks once more to Jim at Garden Ruminations for hosting.