Last year we were in the grips of winter with freezing cold temperatures while this year we’ve had days when the temperatures have reached double figures. This means that I now have Cyclamen, Sarcococca, Lenten Roses and winter heather almost ready to open their buds.
I acquired this ‘passalong’ through another gardener at one of the monthly Scottish Rock Garden Association meetings as it’s not a plant that’s readily available commercially. It’s supposed to have originated further west on one of the Scottish Hebridic islands – the Isle of Gigha.
|Isle of Gigha shown under the red dot A|
|Isle of Gigha|
It starts to flower in early winter with pure white blooms through to spring and then intermittently throughout the rest of the year.
|a macro of Primula Gigha|
As long as I don’t grow other types of primula nearby this should freely seed true to type.
|Primula Gigha showing the underside of leaves|
Last month I mentioned that the first of the first of the Witch-hazels Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’ was starting to unfurl. A month later and the bare branches are now full of little ‘streamer like’ flowers. Last December the flowers were not out as far as this for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.
A View from Above
Finally here’s a glimpse of part of the garden from above. There are still plenty of seed heads in the garden and when the sun shines these take on a new dimension when viewed up close. You can see what I’m referring to in my previous December post – Fading Beauty.
|A section of the leavesnbloom garden on early on 14th December 2013|
There’s not much else in flower at the moment so thanks for stopping by today.