New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,882

I've been out in my garden and counted everything that's flowering today - that means it's properly open, not in bud.

In my garden I have:

Hellebore orientalis 

Hellebore niger 

Pansies (several pots)

Violas (several pots)

Campanula poscharskyana (lots and lots)

Primrose (native)

Viola odorata

White campion

Herb robert


Winter jasmine


The Vinca major has fat buds but isn't open yet.

Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 


  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    Not in bud image That means I have:

    Hellebore orientalis ( two different ones, but can only count as one, Niger not even in bud)


    Dianthus ( two flowers)

    Forsythia ( 3 miserable flowers)


    Fatsia japonica if I can count the pom poms as flowers.

    Scabious ( two pathetic little flowers)

    More winter flowering things required for next year image

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 11,934

    You have more than me Dove.

    I have:

    Pansies - blue, red and yellow

    Violas - several varieties in pots and in beds.

    Hellebore niger, the orientalis aren't near flowering yet.

    Campanula poscharskyana had some flowers on Christmas day, but they are over and it has some new buds, but not out yet.

    Small purple Lamium, several flowers.

    Vinca minor, 3 flowers.

    A pink rose bud.

    One pink flower on a penstemon - that surprised me!

    2 white flowers, although rather small, on an iberis - that surprised me too.


  • I have :-

    nastertium( yeah who knew)

    viola several pots 


    scabious( again who knew)

    hellebore x2 

    (do hydrangea flowers still with colour count?) 

    astrantia ( white one but can't remember which)

    its it's tipping it down ATM and I'm not dressed yet so not going out lmao xx happy new year

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,882

    Forgot the little pot of snowdrops on the terrace - still in bud tho'

    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
  • Just violas and primroses for me in flower. Dwarf tulips have started poking their heads through in the pots and the daff's border is showing signs of life.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,692

    Only looking from windows as I'm full of a horrible lurgy that my sister has kindly shared with me...image

    Flowers on:

    Mahonia 'Winter Sun'

    Lots of violas


    A few dianthus in a pot (don't know variety as my sister gave me them)

    Christmas Box

    White cyclamen

    Loads of 'berried' plants :  Pyracantha, Gaultheria procumbens and Pernettya

    Buds only at the moment on the hellebore I bought last spring (a white variety called 'Bob's Best')

    Considering there was virtually nothing here when I moved in, I'm quite pleased. Loads of crocus I planted are pushing through and the snowdrops my sister gave me too - so plenty to look forward to. image

  • Erigeron karvinskianus, Aubretia deltoides, Helleborus foetidus, Pseudofumaria lutea, a white Fuchsia, a double primrose, several colours of Primula vulgaris, one Antirrhinum, Viburnum x bodnantense, Mahonia japonica, Liriope muscari, a Coreopsis, a scabious, Jasminum nudiflorum, lots of Violas, pansies, Bellis perennis and Euphorbia peplus. Snowdrops just in bud. It really cheers me up to realise what a lot is going on in our gardens already!

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 11,934

    That sounds impressive landgirl, your garden sounds a lot warmer than mine. Of course I expect Verdun to have a lot out, being in Cornwall. I'm far more south, in Dordogne, but the winters can be very cold here. But at the moment it's very wet, shouldn't really walk on the lawn.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 11,934

    Most of my daffs are still below ground, but have a few clumps half an inch tall!

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,113

    Ok - my count made it to 11 - as landgirl said, it cheers the soul.  Thanks to Nut for introducing me to what will now become a Chicky tradition - its amazing what you can find flowering if you really go searchingimageimage.

    I have:

    viburnum bodnatense Dawn

    hazel catkins

    a valiant rudbeckia still holding on to a couple of blooms

    ditto with a scabious

    a kaffir lily

    native primrose





    rosemary (a couple of little flowers hiding at the back, in front of a south facing wall - that was my most exciting find!!)

    Still to come, but not valid for todays count are 2 daphnes, lots of hellebore buds and a winter box. My gardening year has begunimageimageimage

    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
  • BlubellBlubell Posts: 72

    Very windy and chucking it down with rain in sussex so only a quick survey from various Windows.

    In bud , ready to burst into action


    Skimmia Kew green

    Daffodils but sadly no sight of any snowdrops image

    In flower/berries

    Sorbus Joseph rock

    Sorbus aria

    Helleborous Niger

    Viburnum bodanantense dawn

    Viburnum eve price


    Rose schoolgirl (in a very sheltered spot)

    Mahonia japonica

    Mahonia charity

    Doesn't sound much compared to others but gives me food for thought for next year!

    Happy New year 





  • Guess I'll be at the bottom of the class- looking out all I have is a shrub with white flowers. As I'm still learning not sure of the name of shrub. Indoor cyclamens and plenty of cut flowers which don't count.

    Weather awful not venturing out today-not even to the GC.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 5,116

    Well I survived a brief tour of the garden, a wet suit would have been useful.

    Corsican Hellebore



    Viburnum ? species

    Erysimum Bowles mauve

    2 X Fuscia, unknown cultivars

    Rosa Handel and Princess Ann


    Native primrose

    A Hesperis hanging on

    Scabious Chat Noir and Butterfly blue

    There's one more kid that will never go to school
    Never get to fall in love,never get to be cool.
  • BlubellBlubell Posts: 72

    Weyplotter - your plant could be a type if viburnmum. Are the flowers little and in clusters?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,064

    Sow thistle

    Iberis sempervirens

    Erodium pelargonifolium

    Lamium maculatum

    Chrysanthemums x 3 well past their best

    Eleagnus ebbingeii

    White deadnettle


    Viburnum, deciduous pink flowered, 2 cultivars with no ID

    Euphorbia ceratocarpa

    Daphne tangutica

    Oryzopsis miliacea

    Helleborus x ericsmithii

    Choisya ternata

    Mahonia bealei

    Mahonia ?'Charity'

    Sarcococca hookeriana

    Pulmonaria rubra

    Red deadnettle

    Dianthus, ? carthusianorum

    Hazel, just a few


    Corydalis ochroleuca


    Hebe ' Midsummer Beauty'

    Helleborus x orientalis

    Viburnum tinus


    Close but not quite

    Lonicera fragrantissima

    Daphne 'Eternal Fragrance'

    Helleborus niger

    Cyclamen coum



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,064

    I reckon if it's chucking it down with rain you can have an extension til tomorrow Verdun. It's very rough here now, I wouldn't want to be out there.

    Roll on springimage

    Though it would be good to get a few more of the winter jobs done

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