Sunday, 6 February 2011

Winter Beauty

This is the first winter in our new house, so each season in the garden is a surprise. But the surprise this week has been pretty spectacular. First we have gorgeous carpets of Cylclamen.
They are so delicate and beautiful.

It's amazing that from these beutiful little flowers can emerge and rise above the dead weeds and grasses.

Cyclamens are tuberous plants, from which the flowers and roots grow.

and then there's theSnowdrops. Galanthus (gala geek for milk and anthos, flower)

I don't think I've ever looked in a Snowdrop before, they are almost like miniature cabbages.

Every so often, you see a solitary Snowdrop. That against the odds as made it through the weeds.

Hopefully by next year we will have cleared more weeds and the display will be even more spectacular.

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