Sunday, January 17, 2010

no flowers yet

in previous years there has been more to photograph at this time of year, perhaps last years constant rain has rotted things away, or the very cold temperatures are holding things back a while. hmmmm.....not to mention my guilty neglect of the garden last year. this helebore is holding very tightly to its buds, but not opening. I have two others who are looking decidedly neglected, have very poor stems and no flowers at all, will see how they fare this summer and remove them after next winter if they no longer perform.
I think these are 'snowflakes' Leucojum vernum, usually flowering a bit later than the snowdrops but there are no snowdrops to be seen....
and I think these are crocus, as usual I have not labled things so its more of a surprise!
the greenhouse temperature gauge, which I haven't checked for weeks, was showing a low of -10C and a high of 11C. so it must have been much colder outside, well I'll just have to get an outside thermometer too if I really need to know!


6 comments:

gfid said...

you have green!!! the only color here these days is in the sky, when the sun comes and goes. i've been thinking of you as a hear on the news about the unusual cold and snow in your part of the world. wishing you thick, woolly socks, sweaters and scarves and hot tea.

Wildside said...

Hi there, Claire! I spotted our first flower yesterday -- last day of January; kinda freaky, but lovely.

Put up a new blog post & so just stopped by out of curiosity to see what was up where you are! That last pic looks like crocus to me as well...

WILDSIDE said...

Testing...

Hi again!

clairesgarden said...

GF, we are alternating green and white, lots of wrapping up in thermal clothing.....
Wildside, hi!!!! whoohooo!!!

WILDSIDE said...

Hi Claire, no new posts as yet, but came back online to tweak some things. Thanks much for the comment over there!

WILDSIDE said...

P.S. I changed the blog title to be a better fit for what is going on -- tell me what you think! ;-)