Posted: 25/12/2014 at 14:44
I had a day off from cutting and shredding. Wandered round looking to see what's happening.
I have my first ever flowers on Chimonanthus praecox. Not many but it's a start.
Snowdrops are appearing, Crocus tommasinianus are flowering but unfortunately have suffered damage in the cutting and shredding activities.
Cotoneaster 'Cornubia' is splendid but lots of berries on the ground now, Malus baccata is feeding the birds. 2 varieties of Mahonia in flower, a few hellebores, winter lonicera and Cyclamen coum.
Cornus mas looks almost ready, it often does at this time but always keeps me waiting til February.
Also Pulmonaria rubra, ready for the first bees
If it's going to snow we might get a few more days off. I've got shredder's shoulder and OH has got a swollen wrist - (chainsaw, shredder, high-level cutter injury. The possibilities are many).