Thursday, January 17, 2008
There is a lot more action in the garden now and a surprising number of different snowdrops are already in flower.
On the shrub front, the old January stalwarts are flowering even better than usual - after so little cold weather.
A really sharp snap will kill Correa x harisii - but if it stays alive, it will flower continuously from November until spring. It is worth giving a sheltered spot.
The deliciously scented Daphne occasionally takes a battering - but, so far, never a terminal one.
Lonicera elisae is a little dull, and would scarcely be noticed at any other time of the year, but in mid-winter even this most insignificant flower gets due attention.