Thank you in advance
Winter flowering Lonicera.
Mine is full of flowers at the moment.
Gorgeous, and the scent is gorgeous too!
Thank you kleipieper It's come out much earlier than usual this year but then it's been so ridiculously warm. I've still got geums, fuchsias and poached egg plants flowering!
If this weather carries on we'll have a record New Year's Day flower count
My winter flowering Honeysuckle has been our for about 10 days now........not particularly early for me but it is keeping 2 bumble bees happy.
I have a very obstinate Calendula which is flowering away like mad.....the orange peeping thru the greenery is very bright and cheerful. I'll bet it keels over on 30th December tho
Sadly I missed photographing the bumble bee - but all this week a fine Mr Bumble has been visiting each of the clematis "Freckles" flowerheads in turn!! Great stuff for mid-December!!
It feels all wrong but I'm not really complaining as it's producing some very welcome cheering photos Lots of berries on my holly to cut and bring in next week too
Too true, DyersEnd: I'm currently giving the thrushes, blackbirds, starlings etc the run of my berry bushes/ trees - but I think I'd better 'bag' a few of the branches with nice clusters on so that they don't get 'sampled' by the birds! * I construct several 'natural' wreaths for doorways & porches, so I need quite a plentiful supply once I get going!
Our NYD flower count Tetley
Number of plant types, not number of blooms. Fully out and not so frosted they're unrecognisable
3 years on the forum but I've been practicing for years.
Just been round the garden and my winter honeysuckle is doing really well this year loads of beautiful fragrant flowers just opening. New garrya is doing well too, some lovely long tassels even though it's only a small plant.