Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Welcome signals

that spring will be here !
I know that these varieties are all renowned for their early flowering, even if there is snow, but always such an encouraging sight in these short days !

Winter flowering jasmine ( sadly no perfume - but such a colour).

Daffodil buds getting fat.

Helebore (Christmas rose) just beginning to open.

and best of all this red japonica (Chaenomeles I think it's called) - I love the colour of the flowers at the end of winter and the scent of the fruit in the autumn.
                                                                         Roll on Spring !

1 comment:

Ruth said...

I, too, am eagerly awaiting daffodils. I think yours are further on then ours up north! Roll on Spring!