Wandering round the garden to see what is flowering on New Year’s Day could become a nice habit for me. We have been having a warm spell for the last couple of weeks and I think this has brought on some early flowers as well as the ones that should be flowering at this time of year. Each morning lately I’ve been turning the heating off it is so unseasonably warm.
Starting in the front garden, snowdrop Mrs. McNamara is standing up proud in spite of some rain.
Jasminum nudiflorum still flowering by the front door, but maybe past its best now.
Mahonia Charity is still flowering and will be for a while yet.
Flowering under the Mahonia is a winter flowering heather, it could do with a bit of a trim.
Viburnum bodnantense Dawn is still covered with flowers and the perfume is delightful as I walk up the garden by the field.
The daisies in the lawn have started flowering!
The camellia in the corner by the Old School is covered with buds and the first one has just started to open. It will continue flowering through the winter as long as the weather is kind.
My first Hellebore to flower this year, such a pretty one.
Galanthus Midwinter should be renamed Early Winter!
Symphitum forming ground cover in an odd corner.
Arabis starting to flower on the rockery, much earlier than usual.
White cyclamen coum on the rockery.
Galanthus Little John in the woodland, this is much earlier than usual.
Narcissus Rijnveld’s Early Sensation looking very springlike. More buds are opening each day.
Each clump is increasing too.
The first snowdrops to flower for me this time, G. Faringdon Double, some of the flowers are almost over, but then it has been in flower since the end of November!
Galanthus Lapwing has joined in and is now flowering.
Choysia ternata having a flurry of flowers at the moment, but will flower again later I hope!
Purple cyclamen coum in the woodland.
A double snowdrop which has lost its label!
Iris unguicularis flowering under the dining room window.
One of a few primulas flowering at the moment.
One minute nothing to see, the next day, almost flowering, Iris reticulata Pauline.
Just one day later sees the flowers open properly. Other varieties will be open in a couple of days.
Pansies by the back door, they are taking their time to flower for me, still just one, rather chewed, yellow one.
The chaenomeles by the back door is just getting better and better with more buds opening each day.
I really must do a seperate post about her soon.
But look what I noticed yesterday, the same variety of chaenomeles I think, but growing by the garage. This has never flowered at this time of year before, only in the spring, a bit of research needed.
This is my offering for New Year’s Day, it was rather pleasant wandering round in the sunshine, with just the birds for company, hopefully I’ll get out later and do a bit more tidying round my winter flowers.
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year for 2019 with lots of wonderful gardening days to come!