A frosty start to the day, as is fitting for New Years Day, before the rain returned. Even so, there was enough time for a quick trip round the garden with the camera.
Under the trees in the South Border there are primroses flowering and 2 sorts of Pulmonaria-sacharata and rubra.
The P. Rubra is spreading under the canopy of Apple trees. It’s spreading quite enthusiastically but such a good colour for this season. It withstands the drought under the trees in summer well too, becoming dormant.
The first snowdrop opened today next to the beautiful Helleborus X nigercors. I planted it last spring and it has bulked up substantially.
Hellebores do really well in this garden and I intend to add more this Spring.
This one is pretty special too. It’s one of the Credale Doubles I bought last year. Such a clear lemon.
And last but not least in this quick trot round revealed the beauties below – Iris reticulata Katharine Hogkin. Dependable, beautiful and very early this year. The first bloomed on December 26. We need some winter!