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MID JANUARY IN THE GARDEN

A combination of plenty of rain and mild weather has brought the early flowers out, so the middle of January is probably looking a bit more colourful than in previous years.

1. Yellow Hellebore This pale yellow one Helleborus x hybridus is particularly pretty, and I think it merits the number one spot this week.  It came in a mixed pack of which the others were in the usual range of whites and pinks.  


2. Snowdrops The double snowdrops are the first to open, before the singles, and they are beginning to do that.  I have to admit that this may not be the best snowdrop picture; but I will have plenty of chance to do better over the coming weeks.
3. Helleborus niger I been intending to plant a group of these at the front of a border.  I saw these in Morrison's last weekend so bought a few.  When I took them out of their pots to plant them it was obvious that there were two in each pot (the roots were in two separate root balls) and there was only a smigin of compost covering them. So…

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