After having a mild spell for a while, we are now starting another cold spell. Lots of new bulbs have popped up and I hope they don’t regret it! Snowdrops are still presenting well in the woodland, some of the earlier “specials” have gone over but the wild ones are making everywhere look very white at the moment, which is rather nice. I think we have another week of freezing temperatures at night time, but hopefully it will be a bit warmer during the daytime. I don’t think this will stop the bulbs from flowering, they should be in flower for longer though which is a good thing. My six for this week are as follows……..
At last my Camellia is flowering, usually this one starts in November, but not this time, it has been hanging onto its buds all through the winter until now.
The Hellebores have got going at last, usually they are out when I have my visitors in mid February, they are catching up now.
This is a lovely one in the woodland, such a pretty one. I think the 2 that I have shown are my favourites out of them all.
Narcissus pseudonarcissus is spreading nicely in the woodland. I sprinkle the seed each year and now my first sprinklings are flowering so it should just get better and better each year. This is the daffodil of Wordsworth fame.
More Scilla sibirica are opening up in the woodland and on the alpine scree, the woodland ones always open first. Love the gorgeous blue colour.
At last my Witch Hazel, Hamamelis mollis Pallida, is flowering, I have been able to see the tight buds for such a long time and it is only now that they have started opening. Perfume is gorgeous!
I couldn’t do a post in February without mentioning snowdrops could I? These are the wild singles, they make just as much of a splash as the “specials” and they spread so beautifully making more, year on year.
That’s my six for another week. So much is opening up now, soon there will be so much it will be a problem which six to choose, what a nice problem to have! Thanks again to Jim at Garden Ruminations for hosting once more, do pay him a visit to see what is happening in gardens around the world.