Not surprisingly there aren’t many blooms in January, but I’ve had a poke about and come up with the Erysimum ‘Red Jep’ above, E. ‘Bowles Mauve’
and E. ‘Ivory Giant’ (neither ivory nor giant!).
There are still a handful of roses braving it out – this one, ‘Freeman 1987’ was named by our children for our silver wedding anniversary,
this one, inherited, in the Lavender Bed
and this, good old ‘Flower Carpet Pink’.
A few hellebores are already in bloom – Helleborus argutifolius and H. ‘Anya Oudolf’
as well as various H. orientalis on their way.
Similarly seasonal are two Hamamelis – ‘Arnold’s Promise’ in full bloom
and the first tangerine curls of ‘Aphrodite‘
Rather more unexpected, still blooming outside are Aeonium
And in the greenhouse, not a great deal to see other than a lot of rather tatty Pelargoniums, and these – tiny little buds on the lemon tree.
With thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens who hosts everyone’s GBBD.