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Dovefromabove

We're going to be away from home for New Year so I've done my count a little early.

Flowering in our garden today are:

Helleborus ericsmithii 'Snow Love'

Sarcocca confusa

Campanula poscharskyana

Cyclamen (bedding type in container under open porch)

Viburnum tinus

Chickweed (Stellaria media)

Lawn daisy (Bellis perennis)

Helleborus orientalis 'Tutu'

Viburnum bodnantense 'Charles Lamont'

Clematis cirrhosa 'Freckles'

Viola (bedding type)

Achillea moonshine! 

Rudbeckia ! 

Primula vulgaris

... snowdrops and other hellebores are in bud but not flowering yet. 

nutcutlet

 a good collection Dove. 

I'm ready

Dovefromabove

Nut   I had some flowers on a Salvia gregii last week ... but they've disappeared now 

nutcutlet

the frost and snow over the last couple of weeks have reduced my potential numbers

But it doesn't matter. The team search the garden as usual and the mulled wine/mince pie session will be our reward

Until last week had Lobelia tupa in flower ; fading flowers on Melianthus major (a bit late)

; Fatsia japonica 

Arbutus unedo flowering and fruiting simultaneously (!)

; Liriope muscari sending up further flower shoots

; Schizostylis coccinea and 'Pink Princess' still showing  .

Not a lot else at the moment ; Hellebores are all showing buds and the majority of my bulbs have resurfaced.

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chicky

I’m on the starting blocks too ....might need a brolly on New Year’s Day though ☔️☔️☔️

Dovefromabove

If the weather's reasonable on NYD I'll pop out into MIL's S. Lincs garden and do a count there too 

Papi Jo

Thanks for starting this thread, Dove. I'm looking forward to NYD tomorrow to do my count and hopefully take photos, but it's very windy and rainy at the moment and there's a forecast of storm 'Carmen' which will maybe ruin some of the few remaining flowers. We'll see.

Aster2

Do potted plants on a patio count? If they do, then mine are:

Coronilla citrina

Polyanthus

Erysimum "Winter Orchid"

Crimson bottlebrush.

Dovefromabove

Oh yes Aster  They definitely count ... lovely. 

hogweed

Looking forward to braving the elements tomorrow to see if I can find anything. 

Joyce21

Did it this afternoon as it's to be wet tomorrow.

Only :-

Vinca major

winter jasmine

mahonia and snowdrops.

Cyclamen coum flowers got frosted.  Buds on two rose bushes, two hellebore hybrids and on many hellebore argutifolius. 

Aster2

Thanks, Dove. Not nearly as impressive list as yours, though!

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Joyce21

Forgot the primroses.

nutcutlet

my co-counters will arrive around 11am. Mincepies are made, wine will be mulled, all set to go.

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Aster2

Such a brilliant word, co-counters!

Dove what a long list great, not had snow this way

Want to do the flower count, me ill bug that has gone around, I know there are snowflake flowers out pretty little white bobbing heads - as not far from house 

nutcutlet

Sorry you're sick Gg, Better soon I hope. 

Winter honeysuckle

Winter Jasmine

Wallflower - yellow

Calendula

Lobelia - annual

Fatsia Jap.

Viburnum

Valerian - pink and white

Citrus medica

Citrus 4 seasons

Cyperus

Watercress

Ivy

Hebe midsummer

Day lilly ( 

Primula

Rose ( zepherine )

Vinca major

Vinca minor

Cytisus

Cestrum parkii

Fuschia 

Hellebore - pale yellow can't remember the name but just about breaking buds