This week the weather has been very quiet in comparison to last week, almost no wind but mild and dull weather with just a little bit of sunshine, that I almost missed. Presents all wrapped and cards posted, cooking up to date and in the freezer in case I’m stuck here for the big event. We have been told that we could have snow next weekend as there is a cold front coming from the east and a warm front coming from the south west and they will meet over us, we have been told to beware! However, for now, here are my 6 for this week….
No 1 Iris unguicularis
One day this week I noticed just one flower…..
The next day there were 2 flowers…….
……and yesterday there were three and no, there aren’t four today!
No 2 Iris unguicularis Walter Butt
I spotted these buds in the front garden by the driveway, but they look a bit chewed!
Yes, something has had a good nibble…shame.
No 3 Galanthus Faringdon Double.
My clump of Galanthus Faringdon Double was moved and split last year, I split it into 3 clumps to go beside the large hosta that I moved from the front to the back. The 3 clumps have survived the move but they are a little later flowering than usual.
No 4 Clematis Winter Beauty.
Clematis Winter Beauty flowers have still not opened, will they make it for Christmas, I hope so, as then it really will be a winter beauty.
No 5 Campanula poscharskyana
Still hanging on and still wanting to flower are lots of the Campanula poscharskyana plants in the back garden. It only stops flowering when it is freezing I think.
No 6 Red stemmed Cornus and Betula ermanii
The front border is looking wintery with the Cornus alba sibirica Westonbirt and all the different silver birches. Soon they will be joined by snowdrops and other bulbs but for now white and red are the main colours.
Those are my six for this week. I’m glad to see that Jon The Propagator is giving it a miss next weekend, I think we might all be a little busy doing other things! Do pay him a visit and see what is happening in gardens around the world.
Wishing you all a very happy, safe and healthy Christmas!