Monday 7 January 2013

Winter interests

One of the first things that we did when we got back was take a walk around the garden and see what was new. Any plant that is of winter interest is precious, but the highlights are the scented ones that wafts to your nose on a cold crisp morn.

Chimonanthes praecox has almost plasticky translucent flowers, aka Wintersweet it has a honey like smell and is originally from China, and is used there to scent linen and herbal tea.

This Hamamelis doesn't have a smell but is beautiful in the sun.

Hellebore foetidissima

Daphne bholua 'Peter Smithers' out in full bloom.

My favourite - Sarcoccocca confusa lifts the spirit everytime one walks pass it, S. hookeriana & S. ruscifolia has the same effect.

An early type of Galanthus that has already got going.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the update on Dixter! It is nice to see so many winter gems out. We have just a few little snowdrops here in PA, USA.


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