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!
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!