What's Looking Good In January 2022

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    A lot of things still in flower have been battered by the winds and looking a bit tired.
    Amicia zygomeris this is still flowering and was being worked by bees this morning.
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    As is this prostrate rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus)
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    From the cold greenhouse Fuchsia paniculata
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    Something fresh; a freckled double hellebore. Curiously the Corsican hellebore (Helleborus argutifolius) which is normally in flower by Christmas and a favourite of bees on sunny days until Easter is still in bud.
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    This is a bit of an oddity taken a while to ripen, flowers in spring, edible? sort of; rather tasteless, flesh is thin, texture a bit like a grainy pear. Might not be full ripe, but has a split down the other side.
    Holboellia coriacea (Sausage vine)
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      Thank you @shiney
      Nothing at the moment, waiting for the hellebores to flower but no sign yet.
       
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        This must be the beginning of the worst few weeks of the year for anything flowering for me. I have a few nice decorative red rosehips, and an autumn and winter flowering white cyclamen that is flowering in its second year, started flowering about October, and has even seeded itself in unexpected places, it still has lots of flower buds on it. My nasturtiums that were bravely still flowering in late December seem to have stopped producing flowers now, but their foliage is pretty clambering through dead stalks of last year's feverfew and a drainpipe. I keep finding new shoots of various bulbs, crocus, snowdrops, hyacinths, and a few other things, though they probably won't flower for at least a month. My winter flowering violas maybe need a bit more time to settle in, hopefully they will produce more flowers in the spring.

        So the most successful is the cyclamen, and the big red rosehips. I quite like the bare rosebushes in winter, and they do have snowdrop and crocus shoots beneath them.

        It just shows me how important it is to have things like Cyclamen that flower in the autumn, winter and spring, to remind me of the changing seasons, and their leaves are pretty all year and don't overwhelm other plants.
         
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          Not much flowering here. There are a few things just about hanging on.

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          The birds are starting to take these
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          Heather is just starting to flower
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          Our first Hellebore apart from the winter flowering ones
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          Multi-coloured Euonymous
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          Silver variegated Euonymous
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          We have a number of patches of these Ophiopogon
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            Looks as though something has got at our first snowdrops
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            We have two large patches of Arum italicum but they also seem to be spreading around the garden. So those will need digging out and taking to the charity.
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            This Cyclamen/ Hellebore bed will look good in the Spring
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            This Sarcococca bush is 5ft high and 8ft diameter and we hedge cut it to keep it under control
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            Just spotted this hiding in a corner
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            Hellebore foetida and corsicus
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              pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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              Got a wild patch of Celandine just starting to flower on the allotment.
               
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                  @shiney, you are so lucky that your primroses and snowdrops are flowering already.
                   
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                    @shiney those are lovely.:dbgrtmb: I've only got to wait about 90 days to see any signs of life out there. :sad:
                     
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                      The foliage ones are there all year round. :noidea:

                      I particularly like the multi coloured Euonymous. It's a sport that now seems to grow true. It looks lovely in flower arrangements and door wreaths.
                       
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                        I've got that Euonymous @shiney , mine does the same.
                        I think the red appears as the days get colder.
                         
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                          It looks embarrassed , maybe it doesn’t like having its picture taken :biggrin:
                           
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                            That's what happened with the original but this one has the red parts all year round! :noidea:
                             
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                              Noticed this Mahonia at an underpass on a walk today:
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