In the last week of January a glint of gold on the ground caught my eye as I left the house; the first crocus flowers in bloom, Crocus chrysanthus ‘Zwanenburg Bronze‘.
These sunny flowers are back for their third year; I love their cheerful egg-yolk yellow and the dark bronze tiger stripes.
I’m also enjoying the blooms on the Christmas Rose that my Mum bought me for Christmas; still in its pot I have yet to decide where to try and place it in the garden. My existing plant has not resurfaced this year, which suggests at least one location not to plant a new one!
Our first snowdrops have unfurled their pristine petals too, while others are still pushing up. I love these first signs of spring leaping up around the garden.
Meanwhile, frost-rimed sunrises are a frequent reminder that winter’s grasp is still far from over; this one was captured by King of the Hill earlier this week.
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