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What A Mild Day For Late December


I’ve been outside for most of the day :)
I noticed these plants doing their thing.

Hamamelis mollis

Helleborus Tutu

Knautia Macedonica

Osmanthus Goshiki

Some kind of fungi growing on a tree stump

Malus Red Sentinel still going strong

Bergenia – the variety escapes me

Every cyclamen coum has different leaves :)

Alstroemeria Indian summer should be sleeping but she’s still going strong.

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Fascinating photos, Dawn, showing how the plants are thriving so far in the mild winter. Thanks for sharing.

30 Dec, 2018


that's a lovely selection of plants not sure what time of year they are in. my daughter said that my garden looks so green. on reflection not many herbaceous plants have died down. I will have to get out and cut them back or I wont see the spring bulbs.

30 Dec, 2018


It is so mildisnt it? Lucky you getting a day outside. I still have my daughter and fiancee here till tomorrow. So no play time for me! I have just been out to the shop and noticed we have prunus blossom on the subhirtella autumnalis Rosea, which is very unusual here. It often won’t flower before a mild spell in late winter. Lovely to see everything enjoying the mild spell though...especially in your frost pocket Dawn!

30 Dec, 2018


Thanks Terra.
Seaburn, your garden sounds like it's in autumn limbo.
Karen, I noticed a little blossom on my Prunus autumnalis today too.
So you're grounded, oh dear, I've had lots of interruptions today so I've not been out to play today either. Yes no frost in my pocket .... at the moment :-)

30 Dec, 2018


Quite mild here too in New York Dawn, but rainy. I slipped a few more bulbs into the ground.

30 Dec, 2018


Is it Bathgate, I visualise New York being covered in snow in December. Good bulb planting weather.

30 Dec, 2018


You would think so, so would I, but mother nature has other ideas. Oh well, just enjoy it I guess.

30 Dec, 2018


No doubt winter will arrive very soon.

30 Dec, 2018


I love the Bergenia leaves btw. :)

30 Dec, 2018


Thanks Karen, I've lost record of what it is, for the timebeing.

31 Dec, 2018


We lost our hamamelis two years ago because of very wet soil around it and I would love to get another one. We shall choose a drier spot for it next time!
Your hellebore is going to be a huge mass of flowers very soon!

31 Dec, 2018


That's a shame Wildrose. Yes the hellebore is fully loaded in buds.

31 Dec, 2018


Lovely pictures Dawn, it can stay mild for as long as it likes. It suits me ... :)

1 Jan, 2019


I agree Hywel, wouldn't it be great, were getting a cold snap end of this week apparently.

2 Jan, 2019


I don't mind it a bit chilly though ... but snow and weather when the soil stays frozen solid all day makes me feel ill.
It's a beautiful sunny morning here today :) I'll try to do something outside later on .

2 Jan, 2019


It was only something like 4 degrees here today but I've been out all day, the air was so dry, no sun or wind, it was enjoyable. Remember that 2010 winter Hywel? It didn't get above freezing in the day time for what seemed like weeks.

5 Jan, 2019


I'm glad you enjoyed your day in the garden Dawn,
Yes I remember that winter, it was awful ! :( I never want another one like that lol ...

6 Jan, 2019


Me neither Hywel!

6 Jan, 2019


Plants for all seasons there. Colourful.

9 Jan, 2019


The plants are way ahead this winter, the mild spell has been great.

10 Jan, 2019

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