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How on earth do you follow a post on the Northern Lights? Difficult.

Well, what about the four seasons of a garden…  all represented on just one day?

 
 
 

SPRING IN DECEMBER?

 
 
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Chaenomeles

The fruit of the ornamental quince. Not unusual for this time of year. But what’s that in the background?

 
 

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Chaenomeles

In previous years this one hasn’t flowered until March at the earliest.

 
 

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Primula vulgaris

Wild primrose. Popping up all over the place.

 
 
 

SUMMER IN DECEMBER?

 
 

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Rose ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’

 
 

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Unknown climber

The roses may be smaller now but there are buds to open still..

 
 

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AUTUMN IN DECEMBER?

 
 

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Hydrangea

 
 

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Erigeron karvinskianus

 
 

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Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’

 
 
 

WINTER

 
 

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Erica carnea

 
 

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Hellebore

 
 
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Viburnum x bodnantense

 
 

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Hamamelis mollis ‘Jermyns Gold’

Witch hazel

 
 

This last month has been characterised by wind and rain. Four ‘named’ storms in as many weeks. But it’s also been an exceptionally mild start to the season, only one light frost and nighttime lows currently hovering around 10C. A number of perennials and shrubs, having initially seemed to call a halt for the year, are now enjoying a second wind. Battered and bruised though they may be.

Crazy weather or what?

 
 
 

Roses in December 1

 
 
 

Linking to Carol and Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens (here), where you will find many other December bloomers from around the world.

 
 
 
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