We had a mild December and a few nights of frost in January with the likelihood of more frost to come. Outside I've noticed plants with growth emerging - it seems as if Spring is coming early?
Here are the most noticeable plants showing active growth in the garden...
Left: Fennel, a perennial grown from seed a few years ago, it is sending up feathery looking stalks. They will reach over 6 feet tall this Summer.
|Above: A large clay pot outside the back door with chard growing, and what looks like a sweet pea (?) emerging.|
|Above: A wild foxglove has established itself in the crevice of a large planter.|
|Above: Honesty, which self seeds, has put on good growth already.|
Below: Poached egg plant / Limnanthes Douglasii, a hardy annual, has been slowing spreading and growing over the months. It doesn't seem bothered by frost or snow.
|Above: Sedum Autumn Joy, covered by Irish moss, begins to show new growth.|
Below: An alpine sedum spreads and grows over the Winter months.
Have you noticed much new growth in your garden this month?
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