Usually not much is growing this time of year. But this has been a warm winter, mostly, and my plants are jumping ahead of schedule.
No surprise to see these fellows, though.
Snowdrops! Lots of them. I love how they spread and need no tending from me.
I’ve rather forgotten what these are. Bluebells, maybe? Hubby’s uncle did give me some last year.
Daffodils are really coming along, too. Ugh, so much clean up still to do!
For Ark – the cold hasn’t phased the monster gazania. For reference, that pot is about 45cm square. I couldn’t even get them all in the picture.
I moved all my tulips last year. Or, I thought I did. Missed this sneaky one. Seems happy there, however.
Fall-planted garlic is going gangbusters, too.
As is the clematis in the grey willow.
And my azalea is covered in flower buds! I think it has sorted itself out, almost. Was it last year or the year before that it bloomed in November, the silly thing?
You are WAY ahead of me season wise.
My daffies are just poking through the ground now and my Clematis is still in it’s buds.
I do have a few Tulips pushing up though.
Other than that all I have is in bud form or less.
It’s been very warm. I tried to dig out my dahlias and they wouldn’t come out – still rooted solidly. I’m surprised how tall and well formed the daffies are, too.
If your dahlias are in there good and tight and you are not going to pull them up… Do you have any winter fleece?
I don’t know if we will get any snow or anything but they will need protection if we do.
It’s rarely gone below 0 here. I don’t have fleece – I could easily get rolls of cotton from work, however. Messy stuff, that. But it wouldn’t help the dahlias as they have lost all their foliage anyway.
It’s just to keep the bulb from frost damage is all. It’s not for the foliage.
Didn’t think it helps bulbs? Isn’t the point of fleece to stop a sudden warming of temperature so the plant doesn’t explode from quick temp changes?
It’s mainly there to stop the frost damage. But I guess it could do both?
Its just a layer of insulation.
Impressed with size of your garlic! Mine not nearly as tall, though was last planting it out
Spring is certainly coming.
I did the garlic kind of early, basically a week or two after I dug up the harvest. Was surprised to see it so tall already, though.
It looks like SPRING! We won’t see anything until late March or early April here.
It does! Our seasons do more follow the old calendar, where it isn’t winter until the longest day of the year.
And spring the first day of February?
Wow, you’re way ahead of me in CA! Lovely to see since I can’t grow any bulds cause of critters. I do have lots of naturalized narcissus! ❤️
No squirrels locally, or other vegetarian digging mammals. The darned slugs do a good job of killing plants, though!
I love the snowdrops. My first glance at the picture gave me the thought of decorative propane gas lamps. The delicate gauze net bulb that you light is a bright white like those, and some hang down like that. Grand. Thanks for the memories. Hope you are doing well. Hugs
My Mum loves Snowdrops, Primroses and Bluebells and our garden is awash with them every year.
I noticed this morning that something seems to be munching on the Snowdrops though, either that or it was the frost but it sure looks like munch marks.
Hmm. Do you have rabbits about, or hares?
Not that I’m aware of but we’re in the country so who knows. Dad thought maybe slugs but I was doubtful they would get that high.
I love the little snowdrops every year. We’ve had the oddest weather – 70F today and 80F predicted tomorrow before the Wed cold front. Only one serious freeze so far…if we can make it until Valentines, then the freezes are usually over.The plants are very confused. My lantana all froze back last week, but now already coming out from the roots.
Funny how plants cling to be where they want to be – that tulip!
Oh how wonderful! You have such a beautiful garden and I love it when you share photos of it! ❤
You’ve just reminded me it’s almost daffodil season. I wonder where all my random bulbs will appear this year. Spring is always a fun surprise lol
I squashed some of mine last year, as I forgot where they lived.
hello old friend – I trust this note finds you well 🙂
Damn, I gave up on you ages ago! Sorry. Too much in my reader and you never came to visit me. I’m struggling as always, as we all are. Horrified by the new US president, dealing with hubby’s health issues, etc.
How are you?
I found a way through my suffering 🙂 I will catch myself up
I do hope so. You are a lovely person, and deserve some happiness and recognition from all the work you have put into your life.