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It is going to be alright!

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I had a walk around the garden this morning and my spirits soared when I spotted a yolk yellow glow in the leaf litter.

The defining flower of winter for me. I love snowdrops for their optimism but I really do prefer these winter aconites for their bright colour and pretty foliage.

I then spent several hours cutting back the dead foliage on the I siberica by the pond.

There is lots of tidying to be done but that can wait for many warmer days.

The winter aconites tell me everything is going to be alright.

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it is nice to see isn't it , I looked at awaiting daffs today, a lot of bulbs probably drowned in our garden

17 Jan, 2021

 

I understand your happiness with the aconites, SBG. I have planted them every year for the past 5 years and none have made a second year. Imagine my delight when I spotted one reappearing yeasyterday. Small things....

17 Jan, 2021

 

Oh Paul I hadn't realised you have had such wet conditions. They are quite resilient so fingers croseed for you.

Do you plant them in the green Anget, I find buying the corms is a total waste of money as they get too dry in the gc. I also leave them to self seed and then transplant them.

17 Jan, 2021

 

I do, Sbg, but OH will insist on weeding with a fork and I think, once they're dormant, he dislodges them without realising. Also, our ground can get very dry so i don't think that helps at all. I have tried all ares of the garden with practically no success. I can get cyclamen to spread but not these, sadly.

17 Jan, 2021

 

SBG, I am always looking for these winter aconites to show up. For me they represent the end of winter (soon), I have a nice field of them around our big leaf maple. I have not checked yet but usually they show up at the end of January here. I am glad to see yours waking up.

17 Jan, 2021

 

A glimmer of hope with the promise of better days ahead. I'll have to take stock in your aconites as well.

18 Jan, 2021

 

I need some of my hellebores to tell me everything is going to be alright but they are not speaking to me yet!!!

18 Jan, 2021

 

I can understand how you feel Seaburn as I would be the same! Unfortunately not much happening in my garden yet!

18 Jan, 2021

 

I love aconites but haven't managed to grow any. Eileen do you know where I can get them in the green?

My snowdrops are being slowdrops this Jan. but there are at least six hellebores in bud so that's enough excitement to be going on with! (even if some of them are self sown white-and pink-spots ones...)
Anget have you tried marking the site with labels? Not pretty but it might work.

18 Jan, 2021

 

Just discussed that with other half, Yorks. Great excitement: a second one is blooming today. We have a few snowdrops flowering and quite a lot of hellebores, like you.

18 Jan, 2021

 

How lovely, like you I get all excited when I spot these, really shouldn't pass our lives away I know but I'm longin for springtime and all its glories...

18 Jan, 2021

 

It's so reassuring to see these little gems, I'm glad you found one today.

18 Jan, 2021

 

Anget - hope it works! I don't know why our snowdrops are being so dozy this year but we do have some wild primroses that pop up here and there.
Wildrose I'm sending a wake up call to your Hellebores!

18 Jan, 2021

 

Gosh, your Aconites always seem early.

18 Jan, 2021

 

I found some corms a few years back and at first thought they were a squirrels cache of nuts. So yes perhaps that is what is happening to yours Ange, better a fork than a spade though.

I love to see them en mass Klahanie. there are a few sites near here that do winter walks with snowdrops too.

The hellebores are forming their buds too.

You often find them in pots in gc Yorkslass. I have often picked them up from the 'casualty corner' after they have flowered and not sold. Several reputable places sell them in the green from verified sources.

yes they are a welcome sight to many of us aren't they.

18 Jan, 2021

 

Talk about a welcome sight. I went today to look and YES!
they are starting to poke out here and there.

18 Jan, 2021

 

That's brilliant Klahanie.

19 Jan, 2021

 

I must admit I'm always on the lookout for these little dots of gold , its a sure sign spring is on the way my first was also through this week .:o))

19 Jan, 2021

 

It’s definitely a real boost in darker times! Just that emergence of colour...

19 Jan, 2021

 

it sure is Kate. :o)

19 Jan, 2021

 

.Well no aconites, but today I found a yellow Crocus!!!

21 Jan, 2021

 

I have leaves poking through but no flowers as yet. I love the simplicity of the crocus flower.

22 Jan, 2021

 

I have another blizzard on the way whooppieee!! Can't wait! lol.

22 Jan, 2021

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