It's bleak midwinter here in Plymouth. Cool, wet and, occasionally icy. No snow but we'll probably get some before winter's passage. I just hope it doesn't go on as long as last year.
So, very little in flower, but what there is is interesting. Starting with my Camellia sasanqua on the shed wall:
|Camellia sasanqua combined with Clematis cirrhosa 'Freckles' on the shed wall|
Meanwhile, on the windowsill in Maria's workroom - she and the younger daughter make custom designed jewellery (https://www.facebook.com/chainmailled ) - Alocasia x calidora, a large leaved arum that I use for exotic interest in the summer garden, flowered to produce a pair of typical arum spathes. This has lasted till today.
|Alocasia x calidora flower spathe|
|Winter jasmine, Jasminium nudiflorum|
As ever, my thanks to May Dreams Gardens for hosting the Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day meme. Head over there to see what's flowering in many more gardens round the world.
Sorry about the visible watermarks.
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