Posted: 31/12/2013 at 14:49
I've got two hellebores in pots in flower, but they were bought like that when I bought them , so they could have been forced. Adeep purple orientalis type is struggling to open a bud, but not quite there yet.The hazels have catkins, and the Viburnum bodnantense Dawn would be expected, and the broccoli that has run to flower when it didn't get picked.
The odd things are the oxeye daisy, hesperis matronalis, and the purple flowered golden leaved dead nettle, and the lychnis coronaria.
There is some white argyranthemum struggling on, and the bowles mauve erysimum has started flowering.
The squirrels have dug a lot of bulbs up that will need planting again.