Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day – January 2012
It’s January, there isn’t much going on. At least compared to last year
Actually, it’s very similar. Just a little bit behind. I can’t really count the Hellebores in last year’s GBBD because they were purchased and so obviously I bought specimens which were blooming! However, everything else is almost the same. I do have Violas, I also have some Rudbekias just hanging in there. The only difference is that the Coum are not properly blooming yet but they are there, waiting to open and the Snowdrops have not dropped their heads yet but give them a few days and they will.
I’m guessing I have two Hellebore ‘Niger’ here, although I can’t be certain as one is from a surprise mix.
Once again the Autumn Cherry is blooming, although this year I’d say it’s blooming more profusely than previously… So unfortunately I don’t think I’ll get any blooms in spring now. Quite disappointed, because at this time of year it’d very difficult to get nice photos of the blooms with the light so weak and unless it blooms in May then once again I’ll miss out on lovely blossom photos.
Winter Jasmine has been blooming for a while now, and I’m glad last year it had a good summer and produced a lot of new growth so I’ve substantially more blooms this year compared to previously. Also, Pheasant’s tail grass has lots of nice colours and would look even more luminous if lit by the sun; sadly this time of year the sun isn’t high enough… give it a few weeks and let’s hope the snow hasn’t killed it off; this clump seems to be more hardy than the original bought plants as it’s self-sown.
The first Primula are blooming, well I say that but they’ve probably turned into mush under the snow. I also spotted the first growth of Dicentra and first few buds on Muscari coming up. I’ll have to check last year’s photos to compare!
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