Late-winter colour

One of those lazy days spent in the garden, tidying up and getting ready for the coming season. Even though it was mild, and the odd sunny spell was enjoyed, no butterflies were seen. A few bees were on the wing (Buff-tailed and Honey) and the MV produced a March Moth. There is some colour in the garden, and over the past few days have taken a few pictures to capture it. Here's a selection.

Daphne odora, same family as Spurge-laurel and Mezereon

Iris 'Blue Note' Free-form jazz from the iris world. Nice...

Iris 'Katharine's Gold' 

Sarcococca confusa - or Christmas Box. Gives the winter air a punchy whiff

The 'Daddy' of our Stinking Hellebores arrived here unaided. It grows wild nearby.

Viburnum bodnantense - waxy blooms


Derek Faulkner said…
Among your numerous talents, you've now turned out to be a regular Monty Don.
Steve Gale said…
Truth is Derek, I only know their names because of the labels...
Derek Faulkner said…
If only birdwatching and wildflowers was that easy.

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