A sunny Sunday in February is a great thing. Today was warm and bright all day. The sun coaxed so many early spring flowers out – along with lots of bees and 3 microlight aircraft which flew directly overhead in v-formation, lawnmowers in the sky. Sudden bright colour after the dourness of winter. Here’s some macro shots.
This is a tiny alpine crocus, its name unknown to me.
Hamamelis .x intermedia ‘Barnstedt Gold’
Hamamelis intermedia ‘Jelena’
Filling the area with delicious scent is this Sarcococca confusa
And more delicious scent from this Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’
Wonderful crocus are emerging in some very unlikely places
Some early Narcissus ‘tete a tete’
Hellebores are still going strong one month on
I sat near these crocus and caught some rays – it almost felt like spring.