A quick lunchtime blog browse today took in A Flurry of Snowdrops. A quick lunchtime garden browse took in the surprise of a flowering Scabious! Really… in January? It was looking pretty healthy too considering the cold temps of late.
A record garden shot for future years (should it survive what winter holds).
My garden snowdrops have noses just peeking through the soil. Anna’s Flurry of Snowdrops are flowering in pots in her greenhouse. What a neat idea for seeing the detail in their markings especially when you are building a collection. You don’t want to misplace these very delicate blooms in garden borders (or disturb them completely, never to be seen again as I’m likely to do).
Damaged cotoneaster berries, a very late flowering cowslip, black berries of Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’ and greenhouse succulent mix.
A quick lunchtime browse also took in the start of a Greenhouse collection of succulents but it is clear more protection from cold temps is required here. My greenhouse isn’t heated and the door has lost its seal on one side so it’s getting bumped up to the urgent list!
Although pretty chilly, I did find myself considering some pruning today. I snipped a few dead stems to get clear views for photographs and it was great to be (very briefly) gardening again – another first for 2016!
The next gardening job (also needing urgent attention) is to pot up all the bulbs sitting in my potting shed (the ground is too cold for them now I suspect). I’ll enjoy planting them from pots later in the Spring.
Finally .. can I get a show of hands from other garden bloggers who have bulbs still in their packaging waiting to be planted? I wouldn’t think I’m the only one 😉 Also, what have you flowering out of season just now – has anyone else got scabious or cowslips?
This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in January 2016.