January 2004


The start of the year saw a colourful display continuing under the Duck Garden archway. Cyclamen and heathers, which came into bloom in the first week of December, are still giving a wonderful show.

By the second week of January, the first snowdrops (left), in a flowerbed on the driveway, have their white nodding heads.

Elsewhere, Iris unguicularis has several blooms at any one time now, having flowered on and off throughout the winter. The hellebore bed has a number of plants coming into flower (right), with many young, deep red hellebores flowering for the first time. The Mahonia has its yellow flower sprays and many other evergreens look striking at this time.

Perdi plays with the bare cotoneaster stems!


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January 2003





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