January 6th and all over the garden early shoots of our Spring Bulbs are thrusting there way up into daylight…..much earlier than is usual. It must be the mild weather we have been having which is far from the usual winter temperatures. Whilst it has also been wet, so far we have had only one very light frost and no snow…..an unusual winter to say the least.
Green shoots are one thing but this morning we welcomed the very first of the flowers to come….This Dwarf Yellow Iris has arrived to brighten one of our patio pots….all alone, but for how long?
(C) David Oakes 2016