Sunday, January 26, 2014

Colours early in the year

Signs that Spring is just around the corner

We have had a busy time both before and after the Christmas holidays tidying up the damage caused by the strong winds and the work is still continuing. This time of year is always a bit difficult with the short hours of daylight and the inevitable poor weather. But through last week we came across these Snowdrops, a sure sign that spring is just around the corner; longer daylight hours and maybe some warmth. 

We have also seen  Witch-Hazel (Hamamelis) flowering over the last week, a good shrub to have in the garden for a splash of colour on a dreary day. On that note I also have to mention Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum) with its bright pink flowers. Flowering as the leaves emerge the colours announce the arrival of early spring.

Posted by James on 26/01 at 10:01 PM