Happy 2018…

Happy New Year to all who read my little blog.  It has been a strange start to the New Year; I have had the lurgy for weeks now and haven’t been out much at all but today I went out for some fresh air and to see if storm Dylan had caused any damage in the garden.  Lots of fallen twigs but nothing too big thankfully.  I did notice a few flowers about to open like red spidery ones on the witch hazel (Hamamelis inter.Diane), and the creamy-green of the Corsican hellebore (Helleborous argutifolius) but I will wait until they are open to get pictures.  There are tiny catkins forming on the corkscrew hazel (Corylus avellana Contorta) and there are bulbs a plenty poking through the soil.  What was strange though was seeing flowers open on the native primrose (Primula vulgaris).  I thought they just flowered in spring?  Well they are food for the slugs I guess by the look of those nibbles.  I just love the bright stripey colours of the upright Golden Japanese Rush (Acornus Ogon).  Not sure why they call it upright as all of mine tend to lean sideways.  No matter.

stumpery, flowers,
Primula vulgaris in  flower Jan 2018
stumpery, grass,
Acornus Ogon

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