There’s no getting away from the fact that, as I get older, I like being cold less and less, which makes me pretty sick of January….but the dark-dark month is almost gone, and a sunny morning gave me a few things to choose from for a cheery #SixOnSaturday.
Hellibores are a little slow, but at least have some sparkly leaves as the frost melts.
I do keep coming back to hazel catkins, but they are more interesting than most other trees right now. Some blossoms bouncing in the morning breeze against a blue sky.
Fleshy leaved plants are holding their own against the cold weather. I don’t know that variety of huechera I have here. I found it growing as a ‘weed’ in my veg plot.
Talking of the veg garden, cavalo nero are one of the few veg I can overwinter. This one is full of frost but has a tiny single drop of water at the centre.
Though they look delicate, hardy geraniums are, well, doing the hardy thing. This one has cheeky little brown dots on the leaf edges.
And finally….ta da…..snowdrops are now FULLY doing their thing. A cheery start to the growing season.
I hope you enjoyed my #SixonSaturday. Stay safe, take care out there, and don’t forget to follow the crowd on Mastodon. We are starting to get the sixes going on Mastodon (other instances in the Fediverse are available), but we need a few more folk to toot on the topic: come join us. All you need to do is find 6 things in your garden to show us. Then post on social, or add a link at Jim’s blog below. For regulars, our organiser is Jim at https://gardenruminations.co.uk/. Also on twitter @JamesLStephens. And I’m now mostly on mastodon @email@example.com.