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Hi all fellow gardeners!
After considering the following:
- A for "An apple a day keeps the doctor away (if you aim well)"
- B for Brexit
- C for Covid-19
The NEW YEAR’S DAY FLOWER COUNT 2021 committee, consisting of papi Jo, me, myself and I, have unanimously decided upon the new rules listed hereafter.
  1. The so-called "New Year's flower count" period shall be extended from Xmas (Dec. 25th) to Epiphany (Jan. 6th) included.
  2. Any flowering plant observed or/and photographed during that period will be accepted in this thread.
  3. Any state of "flower" will be accepted, viz. in bud, looking fine, looking dead, etc.
  4. Flowering weeds will be accepted alongwith garden plants.
  5. All of the above rules can be broken for any reason whatever and without incurring prosecution of any kind.
To illustrate the above I am pleased to open this thread with a pic of the first flower of my camellia 'Buttons & Bows' in bloom today.

You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).


  • 🤣 👍 but I think I’ll wait until the ground is a bit less soggy ... hopefully 🙏 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • B3B3 Posts: 25,161
    edited December 2020
    Reposted from old thread
    variegated periwinkle
    various penstemons
     white marguerite
    a few sheltered osteospermums
     the odd rose dotted about
    EBM ( one I missed when I was hoiking them all out)
    The odd salvia,
    two very hardy geraniums
     hawkshead fuchsia (one of my gall mite Lazarus plants)
    Sounds better than it is. In reality,all are very tatty.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Cyclamen
    Corn Poppy (stayed flowering since the summer)
    Winter honeysuckle
    Winter Box
    Salvia turkestanum
    Anemone blanda
    Winter jasmine
    Clematis armandii
    Clematis cirrhosa
    Clematis montana (crazy as it started flowering again at the beginning of Dec)
    Vinca minor alba
    Astrantia (different ones after deheading they are back in flower)
    Hedera helix
    Campanula (deadheading resulted in new flower spikes)
    Bears breeches
    Hellebores (different ones)
    Algerian winter iris
    Viburnum bodnantense
    Viburnum tinus
    Tradescantia (don't know the variety)
    Marigold & Nasturtium (albeit in the polytunnel self seeded from somewhere)
    Blue hydrangea

    Not bad for going around the garden in my mind and picturing what we saw yesterday when we did walk around.
    Makes you appreciate just what is in flower in these dark and cold months.
    Thanks for the thread.
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,844
    That's a most impressive list, @bertrand-mabel . Where are you based?
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • In the Somerset Levels UK.
    Really enjoyed doing the virtual after yesterday's sunshine and now Storm Bella has been throwing rain here all day with the wind rising.
    Again thank you for doing the thread. A good thing to focus on for a while.

  • Very impressive and great photos.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Salvia 'Bumble' (being visited by bumbles)
    Rose 'Ena Harkness'
    Wall Flowers - 'Sugar Rush'
    Clem - 'Freckles'
    lobellia (doing pretty well)
    Hellebores, including "Anna's Red"
    alchemilla mollis
  • This marguerite tree taken on Christmas day is probably my best flower at the moment. I'm sure it will stop flowering soon but hopefully will survive the winter!
  • I have one lone snow drop 

    Verbena is still flowering just on one side of the plant 😂😂


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