So far this winter…

it has been relatively mild with few, if any, overnight frosts so it’s not surprising to see the crocuses trying to flower and daffodils appearing above ground.Β  Even the dwarf tulips have just started showing.

I’ve moved the long planter to provide a shed door stop. As you can see the primroses are providing some welcome winter colour.

I’ve put a covering of wood chip over the stones in front of the shed, then once the grass along the nearby path edges grows and some pot marigolds flower around should look quite good.

Despite the asters being the last plants to flower in the autumn they’re the first to show signs of new growth.

On the left is the white flowering (aster novi-belgii Monte Cassino) and the other is the darker leafed red flowering one (variety not known) that I was given last autumn.

Have a good week!

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22 Responses to So far this winter…

  1. Daisy Debs says:

    It is lovely to see it all coming back again isn’t it . Especially those Primroses to cheer us ! πŸ™‚

  2. Jade says:

    The primroses are so lovely!
    Thanks and same to you!

  3. menhir1 says:

    No frost! We’ve had a few tastes of it. One week was quite severe, frost on frost and very dangerous underfoot. Today has been a bright frosty day here and I am pleased to see my evergreens doing what they are supposed to do.

    Your blooms are lovely to see, especially in January. xxx

  4. I’ve Flighty’s marigolds in flower!

  5. snowbird says:

    Love the primroses. Good to see the new growth too. We haven’t had many frosts either, but then it’s early days. xxx

  6. Liz says:

    I cannot believe all the colour and signs of new growth in your plot. It’s been unseasonably mild here for a few days, but insufficient for blooms – yet.

  7. CJ says:

    The primroses are looking lovely, and yes, it’s been so mild this winter. I actually saw a broken bird’s egg on the path on my walk this morning. I always mean to get an aster for the bees, but I never seem to be in the right place at the right time. I hope you have a good week. I see that strong winds are forecast – I’ve had a few pots blowing over already in the past couple of days. CJ xx

    • Flighty says:

      CJ I agree, on both counts. That’s always a sad sight. It’s well worth getting one, or more. Thanks, and you. It looks like being a wet and windy week. xx

  8. nikkipolani says:

    I like how you got that planter to be double duty — functional AND pretty.

  9. Jo says:

    We’ve had very few really cold days, I’m sure winter is just waiting to pounce as soon as we think that spring is on the way. I fear the poor plants won’t like that.

  10. It is feeling worryingly spring like isnt it? Xx

  11. Oh, those Primroses are lovely …such nice colour.

    All the best Jan

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