I really hope that the plants aren't lulled into a false sense of security as winter and all its vengeance is probably yet to come. The bulbs are breaking through the soil, buds are appearing on some of the shrubs and some herbaceous plants are already showing signs of new growth.
The most noticeable shrub in flower this month is the Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena' and last summer I had to prune it for the first time as it had too many stems rubbing against each other. Hopefully it will now have a good framework to grow from and that I'll not have to prune it for another 10 years.
|witch hazel ribbons|
|Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena'|
|Unfurling witch-hazel bloom|
These photos of the witch-hazel were taken at the beginning of the month and it's still in full bloom today on 15th.
More and more little primroses and polyanthus are opening their buds along with the first clusters of blooms from the Pulmonaria angustifolia 'Rubra'.
|Helleborus x hybidus - photo taken 14th Jan|
|Cyclamen coum - photo taken 14th Jan|
There's also not much change to the view from above of the garden this month compared to last month. If you'd like to see how the garden has developed from the time that it was just a new building plot then click on my new page: The Leavesnbloom Garden.
Thanks for stopping by today and I would love to hear from you. Let me know in the comments what's in bloom in your garden today.