New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,815

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! image

Rudbeckia ! image

Primula vulgaris

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

Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,050

    image a good collection Dove. 

    I'm ready

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,815

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

    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,050

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

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

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 1,429

    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.

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,109

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

    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,815

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

    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 862

    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.image

    There is no such thing as a maintenance-free plant or landscape.
    The Renegade Gardener (Don Engebretson)

  • Aster2Aster2 Posts: 629

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

    Coronilla citrina


    Erysimum "Winter Orchid"

    Crimson bottlebrush.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,815

    Oh yes Aster image They definitely count ... lovely. 

    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 2,502

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

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 10,803

    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. 

    SW Scotland
  • Aster2Aster2 Posts: 629

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

    Last edited: 31 December 2017 17:46:41

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 10,803

    Forgot the primroses.

    SW Scotland
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,050

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

  • Aster2Aster2 Posts: 629

    Such a brilliant word, co-counters!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,050
    Aster2 says:

    Such a brilliant word, co-counters!

    See original post


  • 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 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,050

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

  • Winter honeysuckle

    Winter Jasmine

    Wallflower - yellow


    Lobelia - annual

    Fatsia Jap.


    Valerian - pink and white

    Citrus medica

    Citrus 4 seasons




    Hebe midsummer

    Day lilly ( image


    Rose ( zepherine )

    Vinca major

    Vinca minor


    Cestrum parkii


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

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,050

    Nice list Philippa image

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