The Early Cheer and Tazetta type Narcissi are starting to flower and the Hellebores are out as well. It’s amazing that they look so fresh and unblemished when the howling gales and hail have torn half the leaves off the lime trees. The Michelia ‘Bubbles’ is covered with sweet scented flowers which are being torn up as they open so I picked a few buds in the hope they might open indoors. (not yet)
I haven’t had much shade or shelter until recently so most of the hellebores I have are Helleborus x sternii, a very robust Hellebore with tough toothy leaves and lovely bunches of upstanding pale green flowers. It’s not fancy but has grown strongly everywhere I’ve tried it.
There was even one Iceberg Rose left on the bush, a little tattered but here to record that they didn’t really stop this year.
Thanks to Cathy for hosting In a Vase on Monday.