After several weeks of grey skies and rain it was a delight to see the sunshine during this last week. The first daffodil to flower in the garden this year was on January 12th. It was a complete surprise then to see that the daffodils had flowered again and many were in full bloom on December 19th. This is almost a month early from the usual date. Also in flower were the Pulmonarias. We can only hope that when the bees awaken in the Spring there will be some flowers for them to visit on their first forage trips.
|Corsican Hellabore in flower|
|A lone Nasturtium flower!|
|Queen Buff-tailed Bumblebee enjoying the December sun|
|Painted lady butterfly doing the same!|
Not much gardening can be done until the ground dries after the days of rain. In the greenhouse the Sweet pea plants are doing well and have been stopped to promote plenty of side shoots
|Sweet Pea plants|
|Ginkgo leaves in the Spring|
|The same leaves in the Autumn|
This blog usually closes with a view of the skies and tradition holds. As the sun sank in the west the clouds were edged with silver.
Finally a very Happy New Year to our readers!