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Spring Has Sprung

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Spent some time in the garden this afternoon, tidying it ready for the coming season. Judging by these flowers, I think early spring has arrived at last

The witch hazel, hamamelis x intermedia ‘Pallida’, has been in bloom for a couple of weeks now

Garrya elliptica ‘James Roof’, on the side of the garage, is just opening

The Christmas box, sarcococca humilis, wafts its sweet smell for yards around

A bright patch of winter aconite, eranthis hyemalis

Two different cyclamen – C. coum and this one, C. alpinum

Narcissus ‘Cedric Morris’ is always early, often opening in January; this year he is four days into February

A clump of blue primulas in the sun

And the reliable snowdrop, galanthus nivalis

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Doesn't it make you feel more positive when you see these lovely plants flowering. You have so many lovely plants in your garden.

4 Feb, 2011

 

Smashing Andrew, it really boosts ones spirits to see the winter flowers, spring is on the way.....

4 Feb, 2011

 

Spring is certainly on its way. Can't wait for everything to be in bloom.

4 Feb, 2011

 

lovely andrew, ahead of us here in the north west

4 Feb, 2011

 

Lovely....I hope you are right Andrew, loads to do before we open......

4 Feb, 2011

 

Lovely to see all these up and flowering. It might be spring for you Andrew, did you know it takes one week for spring to travel from south to north of the uk

5 Feb, 2011

 

these are lovely, what a cheering blog ~ thank you! your aconites are really bright and healthy ~ how should i get mine to look so well as yours?
didnt know christmas box had a scent ~ i shall be tempted to get that ~ i love scented plants.

5 Feb, 2011

 

Sticki - I don't know about your aconites. I bought a few "in the green" and they seem to be multiplying quite happily. The soil is clay improved with grit and they get the sun from about midday at this time of year.

Christmas box has a very powerful scent - you won't need more than one in a small garden. It really is obliging - you can stick it in a dingy corner and it wil be happy

5 Feb, 2011

 

great! i think i will get a christmas box ~ even if it is february, thank you
michaela has also put on a photo of aconites growing on clay but our soil is light.

5 Feb, 2011

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