December flowers in the garden

A little stroll in the garden at the beginning of the month reveals a few plants in bloom.

Nemesia denticulata 'Confetti' 03/12/2015

Nemesia denticulata ‘Confetti’ 03/12/2015

This Nemesia has been in flower for a very long time, since it was planted at the beginning of September, in fact.

Ophiopogon planiscapus 03/12/2015

Ophiopogon planiscapus 03/12/2015

Because this Autumn the weather has been unusually warm, my Ophiopogon thinks it’s Spring again and celebrates with a small show of its tiny bell-shaped flowers.

Sarcococca confusa 03/12/2015

Sarcococca confusa 03/12/2015

Sarcococa is all set up for Xmas with its black balls and flower-buds ready to perfume the garden.

Helleborus orientalis 03/12/2015

Helleborus orientalis 03/12/2015

The first flower of Helleborus orientalis is out, providing slugs and snails with a welcome lunch.