The snowdrops I showed you to welcome the New Year have gone over already, but have been replaced by many more. The first yellow crocuses are out and as you can see my pure white primrose has joined them.
I don't know its name because it came with the large batch of primrose 'Cottage Cream' I ordered a few years ago. Their colour is half way between the yellow of our native primrose and the one pictured.
Because I have so many of the others, this one is particularly treasured. It's also the only one which is vaguely flowering at the about the right time having only just opened its buds. The others have been flowering since last July.
You can see it's already sporting some fresh new growth and has been joined by plenty of other green shoots. The more seasonal cold of the past few days hasn't knocked them back yet as the house provides some shelter for these plants.
It seems the wild's been responding to the warm weather too. The National Museum of Wales has reported 63 species of wildflowers in bloom this month, about double usual number. I believe the current cold, frosty weather is set to continue for a while yet, so I wonder how many of our plants flowering out of their usual time will receive a setback?
Garden Bloggers' Blooms Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.