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This was tahen 10.03.13
The secret of getting spring flowers to flower outside before winter is officially over seems to me to garden in the city centre. Here are Tulipa kaufmanniana "Love Song" in fill flower in my friend's garden just a few miles from me "out in the sticks". That extra 1 degree makes such a difference. Mine are showing red in my garden but only just.
Have a look at the "Winter Wonders" thread on the forum!
All ready for the official end of winter - the Bee Hotel at the Bristol Botanic Garden is taking bookings.
One more week officially of winter but the flowers in my garden think it is spring despite the cold. The brightest was the deep purple
of the Iris reticulata,
The forecast is not good.
I hope everyone watched tonight. This is what I came up with.
Why did the chicken cross the new path?
So he could make happymarion laugh.
One of my friends from the Alpine Garden Society has just grought me an article for our group newsletter on Hellebores. I took this picture of her and her husband;s garden which is a picture that illustrates a winter wonder indeed.
The picottee hellebores still have a month of flowering on them.
These Galanthus elwesii "Colossus" have been delighting me for two months already this winter. Their
parent is behind and very much smaller.
New Brunswick in Canada where my sister lives had a heavy fall of snow this week and hoar frost, so she sent me this beautiful picture of her poplar tree.
And of her neighbours ice sculptures