Although it’s the first day….

of winter it’s rather pleasing to see some of the crocuses already starting to appear like these I noticed yesterday, which I think are the yellow variety Romance. 

I’ll be keeping an eye out for the others,  and the daffodils.

 

 

 

The vinca has taken several years to get established but at long last it’s beginning to grow over the log pile.  I know that it can be somewhat invasive so when I tidy the area in the early spring I’ll make sure that it hasn’t spread too far.

 

 

I’ll also make sure that the ivy around the rose Pretty Lady doesn’t get out of hand.  At the moment it’s keeping Foxy warm for the winter.

 

 

It’s the last day of National Tree Week and to celebrate it here’s a picture I took yesterday  of the wonderful willow just outside the allotment site.

Have a good week!

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18 Responses to Although it’s the first day….

  1. menhir1 says:

    Flower shoots already. I guess they’re very hardy plants that won’t require to perform gymnastic disappearing acts if the weather decides to turn Arctic.xxx

  2. Jo says:

    I do love willows, that’s a lovely specimen. Your spring bulbs always seems to appear before ours further north, though it’s supposed to warm up a bit this coming week so that might encourage them to put in an appearance.

  3. Liz says:

    That willow is magnificent. I, too, have vinca and ivy in my garden. I like the vinca as a ground cover because it allows bulbs to bloom and then hides the decaying foliage. Here’s to a fairly mild winter!

  4. snowbird says:

    Love the willow. I noticed bulbs coming up too. Vinca romps away here, it seems to love sandy soil and grows like a weed.xxx

  5. nikkipolani says:

    I forgotten that you grow vinca.

  6. CJ says:

    I tackled some ivy yesterday, it does get all over the place doesn’t it. Lovely to see the new shoots on their way up. I did a bit of garden tidying to get the worst of the leaves off of the grass. I left some messy bits for the wildlife though. Hope you have a good week Flighty. CJ xx

  7. Jade says:

    Love your Foxy and that willow tree ( ours’ never have that colour )!

    Thanks and same to you!

  8. That willow is so beautiful, great photograph.
    With the weekend so close, I wish you a good one.

    All the best Jan

  9. nikkipolani says:

    Very pretty willow caught in the sunshine like that.

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