The January Garden
Only a few photos on Saturday… I saw the sun and knowing the forecast was for 6oC I set off out to see if the Snowdrops are blooming yet…
Then I discovered how cold it was outside and didn’t stay out long. It most definitely was not 6 degrees.
Two of the Hellebores in the front garden are producing buds, the first Double pink didn’t produce any last year so I’m very pleased to see some blooms, the second is ‘Tutu’ which so far has been an excellent bloomer. There’s another, I think either red or purple that I don’t know if it has any buds. I also spotted the first Daffodils pushing through the soil – middle bottom photo – it’s very blurred because it’s a shady border and was cold so I didn’t hang around.
Meanwhile I spotted new clumps of Snowdrops that must’ve pushed up only in the past few days – bottom right photo – the sun is rising in the sky and beginning to reach more areas of the back garden now so I expect to see even more bulbs pushing through soon.
There are a couple of Hellebores in the back in bloom that I have missed out… Perhaps another day, assuming it stops raining any time soon and/or isn’t as cold as today. I should’ve just put on a thick jumper/scarf and braved it because I don’t think there will be many more opportunities for photos until next weekend.
I had hoped to get mulching the right border in the back garden this weekend, but Sunday began with quite a heavy frost – perhaps the heaviest so far this winter – and then I had to go out, so no chance and it was very cold all day – barely getting above freezing until later in the day.