We had a beautifully sunny morning, not much wind, so I was able to nip into the garden to see what had opened up in the warmth of the sun. Lots of snowdrops as I thought but also the hellebores had decided that it was warm enough for them to start putting on a show. I decided the snowdrops could wait until next time, so here are the few hellebores that are open at the moment.
This one is actually in the front garden and was the first one to open up. Tonight, there is going to be another storm so I hope it stands up to the weather.
Another in the front garden which , along with the snowdrops here, lift my spirits when going in and out.
An anemone centred one, still in the front.
A lovely double in the rhododendron bed.
A single yellow hellebore in the back garden.
A really beautiful double pink, still in the back garden.
A single pink on the slope down to the ditch, that’s how I was able to get underneath it – lovely blue sky and the sun was quite warm.
A single white hellebore at the end of the woodland.
Now round near the back door is a lovely Eric Smithii hellebore, with lots of buds to come.There are lots more hellebores to open, they will be photographed when their time comes.
The promised rain has arrived and the wind will get much stronger tonight so it sounds as if we will have to check our trees again in the morning and make sure that they are all still standing.