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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day January 2012

Unlike last year, when there was nothing flowering in my garden in the middle of January, this year the mild weather over Christmas has meant that Spring has come early.

my snowdrops are now all fully out. - I love this combination with the ophiopogon, which are berrying nicely.

The cyclamen coum are clumping up nicely. I'll leave the leaf mulch around these while they're flowering as raking it out would destroy the flowers, but when they have finished, i'll clear the soil, so that they can seed.

My Sarcococca confusa which is one of the nearest groups of shrubs to the front door, is now in full bloom, and emitting potent fragrance as you walk across the garden.

And there is a touch of colour on the Hellebores, which i've taken all the tatty leaves off to encourage them to flower.


Amazingly there are also some other odd specks of colour in the garden

plus some tatty calendula and a couple of blooms of oesteospermum hanging on.

Looking through the other GBBD posts at the May Dream Gardens i'm not the only one with flowers further ahead than normal, so pop over to Carol's site to see what's blooming around the world


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You have more or less the same plants flowering as me - it is nice to see colour isnt it

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