Thursday, 5 February 2015

Blooming marvelous

At this time of year, my garden looks a bit of a mess. I’ve not really done any tidying up since the summer and the plants and bushes have been left to make their own wild space. It’s all totally deliberate of course, to help the wildlife – that’s my story anyway and I’m sticking to it!

My parent’s garden on the other hand has been lovingly cared for and tended and is neat and orderly. While I have nothing flowering in the garden at the moment, they seem to have plenty. In fact, it doesn’t seem to matter how cold it is or how much snow we get, there are always a few little gems to admire.

Winter aconites - as the name suggests, flowers in winter and doesn't
mind snow or frost.

Christmas box - very sweetly scented


Cyclamen - this one must be about 30 years old and has only had one or two
flowers on it in the past. Seems to be having a good year! 


A second type of Daphne

Dwarf Iris

Periwinkle - The Lymphoma Association uses the colour purple for their
branding as Periwinkle is used to produce a certain type of chemotherapy
drug used in the treatment of Lymphoma



There was even a clump of Velvet Shank in the garden

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