January flowers, crab-apples etc.

The warm weather encourages some plants to burst into flower earlier than usual. Those Paperwhite narcissus have been in full bloom since the start of January. The blackbirds have started to attack the small apples of my Malus ‘Evereste’ in earnest! As for the bees, they are glad to feed on the Erica lusitanica ‘Great…

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Happy New Year!

Very best wishes for a happy and fruitful gardening year! Father Xmas (actually my friend Rob) brought me a nice Xmas present, a plant of Garrya elliptica (the silk tassel bush).

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