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LullyDully Thu 24-Dec-20 15:35:46

We went for a walk this afternoon . We saw daffodils, camelia flowers, snowdrops and primroses. Good to have some optimism, they certainly cheered me up.

Sparklefizz Thu 24-Dec-20 15:48:07

Yes. I agree Lully. The bulbs peeping through - a sign of hope -and the shortest darkest day has passed. I have a solitary primrose in flower in my garden. tchsmile

Nortsat Thu 24-Dec-20 15:52:30

Here’s my Winter Flowering Jasmine, which always makes me smile. 😎

Sparklefizz Thu 24-Dec-20 16:27:25

Beautiful Nortsat

MamaCaz Thu 24-Dec-20 16:50:41

My wallflower have been flowering for the last month.
The thing is, they are very late rather than early, as I planted them in autumn last year! 😕

EllanVannin Thu 24-Dec-20 16:58:14

Oh isn't that Jasmine beautiful. I don't suppose there's a smell to it ?

spottybook Thu 24-Dec-20 17:06:19

My mother in law came to ours every Christmas and would always bring me a bunch of daffodils. I now carry on the tradition taking a bunch for my daughter or daughter-in-law whichever one is hosting. Alas not this year though as we will be spending it on our own.

Ohmother Sat 26-Dec-20 05:03:48

As I was leaving the house yesterday morning I noticed what I think is a daffodil beginning to poke out of the soil by the front door. I smiled...spring is on the way...there is hope. 🙂

Whitewavemark2 Sat 26-Dec-20 07:52:13

We have violets, winter clematis, winter honeysuckle and winter box flowering. Pots of cyclamen and pansies. Plus a red rose.

PaperMonster Sat 26-Dec-20 09:13:11

Daffodils are my absolute favourite!

MrsEggy Sat 26-Dec-20 09:20:00

I picked a rose on Christmas Eve, also camellia flowering - not somewhere tropical, West Midlands!

Georgesgran Sat 26-Dec-20 10:27:42

Odd I know - but I can’t abide anything yellow - other than daffodils in Spring. My old friend in Leicestershire is obsessed with them - she commissioned a stained glass window of them in her last house and has now renamed her new house after them. Her now XDH used to buy up dozens and dozens of bunches for her February birthday.

Luckygirl Sat 26-Dec-20 10:28:14

My daffs are peeping out!

henetha Sat 26-Dec-20 10:54:29

It's one of the most joyous things, seeing new bulbs emerging through the soil. Spring flowers are to me a symbol of hope.
I've got Christmas roses out at the moment, - I think the real name is hellebores.

Llamedos13 Sat 26-Dec-20 16:13:16

You lucky people seeing daffodils appearing. Mine will pop up around April after the Canadian snow melts.☃️

midgey Sat 26-Dec-20 16:15:16

The blackbird was bathing....on my lawn! Spring may be awhile here!