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?
The fruit of the ornamental quince. Not unusual for this time of year. But what’s that in the background?
In previous years this one hasn’t flowered until March at the earliest.
Wild primrose. Popping up all over the place.
SUMMER IN DECEMBER?
Rose ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’
The roses may be smaller now but there are buds to open still..
AUTUMN IN DECEMBER?
Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’
Viburnum x bodnantense
Hamamelis mollis ‘Jermyns Gold’
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?
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.