One solitary Tete a tete Narcissus to herald this February’s GBBD!
With the photos taken in Sunday’s gloom, it was a joy to find more yellow elsewhere from Cornus mas,
rather tatty looking Erysimum ‘Ivory Giant’
Hamamelis ‘Arnold’s Promise’
and the rather acid yellow of an Aeonium flower head. (This latter one in the greenhouse!)
Less yellow and more green, the emerging flower spikes of Euphorbia characias Wulfenii. The joke is that this burgeoning clump is self seeded, whereas the plant I bought and positioned carefully closer to the swing, is a complete wimp in comparison.
The following pair were featured ages ago in a Wordless Wednesday called ‘Blues Brothers’ – they are both members of the family Lamiaceae, and both flowering now – Rosmarinus prostratus and Teucrium fruticans,
The pergola is still smothered in Clematis cirrhosa ‘Freckles’ but I have to admit that the recent wind and cold has made the majority of them look rather chewed. I had to work hard to find this one!
I don’t have much white in the garden as I find it hard to mix successfully with other colours, but at this time of year there are a few exceptions – beautifully scented Sarcococca confusa,
and this pot of Crocus – Crocus chrysanthus Miss Vain. These have been growing in the greenhouse so now they’re out in the open I hope they don’t get eaten. Wouldn’t be the first time. Grrr.
And to finish, a lovely clutch of Hellebores.
With thanks to Carol at May Dream Gardens who hosts everyone’s GBBDs. Why don’t you pop over and see what others have blooming now?
Pretty slim pickings for GBBD today, but I love the optimism of this perky geranium.
This Cornus Mas featured on another Wordless Wednesday is still flowering well and, growing in a pot by the front steps, it makes a very cheery greeting.
Talking of seeds, whilst the Rhodochiton atrosanguineus is still flowering, there are also some stems which have now turned to seed heads.
but if anyone fancies trying this lovely plant themselves please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and I’ll send you some of the seed heads through the post. I clearly can’t guarantee success but Chloris assures me they’re easy!
With many thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting everyone’s GBBD. Why don’t you pop over and have a look at what everyone else has blooming now?