Woke up to a lovely bright day with a smattering of snow on the ground.
Flowers are still few and far between here, but I managed to take a few photos.
This little bowl has been on the back door step where it gets the warmth of the house and also catches the sun. These irises have been flowering for a few weeks now – they are lasting well in the cold weather.
Next off the post was a new variety for me, Pauline. So far I only have two blooms and one gat rather flattened by the hailstones yesterday.
I love the dark mauve colour of these irises.
My first Iris reticulata ‘Harmony’ came into flower a few days ago. I have a lot of these which have naturalised in the rockery, but not many blooms yet.
There were a few other blooms in the garden:
The winter Jasmine is still going strong against a south facing house wall.
The pink heather is just a bit ahead of the white.
I bought this snowdrop last year from Bruckshill Croft near Inverurie. I was so pleased to see it flowering.
These Anemone blanda in the main border always start early, but it will be a while yet before they flower properly.