Thursday, January 22, 2009

Unseasonal flowers

Look what I found in a sheltered corner of the garden today!

Yep - that is a wallflower. In full bloom (this was one of several). In January.

That makes it around three months early. There's a brick-red one budding up and about to open in a less protected spot, too. And this after three weeks of sub-zero!

It feels a bit odd, but it hasn't half cheered me up!


VP said...

Doesn't it make a difference to see these signs of Spring?

I feel the same about my primroses - not as striking as your wallflower, but they've been in flower since July, in spite of being put 'on ice' several times this winter.

The Constant Gardener said...

yes, I feel the same about the noses of the bulbs that are just poking up above soil level now. It won't be long!

lucky old you being able to grow primroses - they shrivel up in my dry soil and I do so love them...!

Plant Mad Nige said...

The smell of wallflowers - sort of warm and toasty - is the absolute essence of spring for me. How lovely!

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