Thursday 10 January 2013

Winter Colour

In these short, dark days of winter I've been searching for some colour in the landscape....and I've found some wonderful, striking flowers in bloom at this time of year.  I've included, here, a selection of the flowering shrubs that were a welcome sight on a dull, bleak January day.


Winter Jasmine



I'm now looking forward to the late winter/early spring flowers, including hellebores and primroses. And I'm especially looking forward to seeing the bees out flying on a mild day and settling on the snowdrops and crocuses, which are flowers that provide important, early-spring food for my colonies.


  1. It is lovely to see a bit of colour in the garden at this time of year - I just can't wait for all the bulbs to show their faces. I would like to follow your blog but there is no FOLLOWERS gadget - I know you have put a FOLLOW BY EMAIL but as I already have dozens of emails I would prefer just to follow in my browser - hope you don't mind the suggestion.

  2. I don't mind the suggestion at all, Elaine - thanks. I will put on a followers gadget. I'm still getting to grips with this blogging stuff!

  3. I am so jealous of your daphne bush, or is it a tree! Mine appears to have died so there is no longer a lovely perfume to enjoy when I walk up the path.

  4. Thanks for your comment. I have to confess that this daphne wasn't mine, but you're so right about the perfume, it was beautiful.

  5. What a lovely post, so nice to see a spot of colour at this time of the year.xxxxx

  6. Thanks - I was so pleased to find this colour on a typically dark, January day.


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