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New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count



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  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 9,805


     Starting with my most surprising:



    rudbeckia indian summer (think January is stretching that concept quite farimage)

    chanomeles - red one and madame butterfly

    erysium bowles mauve

    pulmonarias - blue ensign, opal and trevi fountain all going for it

    rose - little white pet

    then, more usual, hamamellis, winter honeysuckle, viburnum dawn, hellebores (oriental and stinking), cyclamen coum, rosemary, vinca, primroses, euphorbia, hazel catkins and gaulteria (if, like Fairy, I get to count the white blobsimage)

    But still, indisputably the belle of the ball is my old friend Jackie P:


     ....what a gal !!

    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 6,458

    From a cold but sunny Suffolk:


    Hazel catkins

    Hellebores - many & various but mainly oriental hybrids

    Iris (sibirica?)

    WF pansies

    Primulas - various

    Pulmonaria - various

    Roses - Wollerton Old Hall

                - Wisley 2008


    Scented stocks (not pulled out in the autumn clear out image )

    Viburnum - Bodnantense

                     - Carlessii

                     - Tinus

    WF Cherry

    WF Honeysuckle

    .... and that yellow spring bulb that grows like a weed - looks a bit like a dandelion flower - pretty in ones and twos but is very invasive - bulbils look like little potatoes - brain's gone - help me someone... image


    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 9,805

    Forgot to add how much I enjoyed doing that Nut, i keep my lists from year to year ...wouldn't miss it as a NY experienceimage. I think it beats champagneimage.

    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 72,656

    Hmm, some missing from previous years - no roses, and fewer flowering weeds image

    This list seems more 'season - appropriate' than some of yours ... possibly due to the fact that most of my beds are in shady areas ... until the new beds are created ...

    Geranium Rozanne

    Cyclamen coum rubra

    Helebore orientalis Mrs Betty Rannicar

    Viola odorata

    Primula vulgaris

    Red deadnettle (lamium purpureum)

    Hairy bittercress

    Lawn daisy (bellis perennis)

    Campanula poscharskyaria

    Hellebore orientalis 'Tutu'

    Hellebore ericsmithii 'Snow Love'

    Viburnum bodnantense 'Charles Lamont'

    Clematis cirrhosa 'Freckles'

    Crocus 'Snow Bunting'

    In cold frame:  Begonia semperflorens

    Almost out - Sarcocca confuse and lots of snowdrops image

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  • MobowMobow Posts: 92

    It's cooler here than of late but no frost yet and no rain so far today

    So here's my list :-

    Cyclamen hederifolium


    Winter Heathers  white and pink

    Various Primroses and Polyanthus 


    Vetch and common daisy

    Campanula carpatica

    Red Campion

    Winter Jasmine And Honeysuckle

    Mahonia  and Viburnum tinus

    Roses - pink and apricot

    In pots - Coreopsis, nemesia, pelargoniums, bedding cyclamens, begonia semperflorens, isotoma, pansies and viola, polyanthus and primroses

    Nearly out - Hyacinths and Tete a Tete Daffs, skimmia




  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,700

    Only those things I put up pictures of for Christmas, nothing much else beside Iris Lady Stanley.

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 3,169

    I'm really surprised at the things you all have flowering, my garden seems pretty much normal for this time of year (I'm in the NE tho)...I was in the midlands at Xmas and everything seemed much further along than up here...

    I counted 8 things flowering that are real plants and 6 weedy plants that I am currently toleratingimage

    Some of the perennials mentioned above melted away with the cold weeks ago and the bulbs are nowhere near readyimage 

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 9,869

    Sorry, feeling very lazy.

    There are a lot, some late stuff still going strong, but some early stuff no further forward than usual.

    Southern trees bear a strange fruit
    Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
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