Sunday, 26 February 2017

Winter blossoms

A friend and I visited the RHS gardens at Harlow Carr near Harrogate, again. It was cheering to see the wonderful colour in their winter planting. I hope you won't get bored of photos from there because it is going to be one of my favourite destinations, now that I have time to 'play out'.

These are: Witch hazel (Hamamelis - 'Jelena', I think), their quirky blooms like lots of little fireworks, and Viburnum x Bodnantense - 'Dawn' (again, I think... I really should photograph the labels as well!) with their fragrant pink blossom made up of hundreds of tiny flowers. There was such a wonderful sweet, almost honeyed, fragrance in the air and yet it was hard to track down to one plant.


  1. Beautiful photos, Jenny! It is amazing that such fine and delicate blossom survives in winter. x

  2. It's lovely to see flowers at this time of year!

  3. I have a witch hazel tree in my West Hartford home. It blooms very early in the winter in Connecticut.


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