Daphne odora aureomarginata. If only I could put this perfume in a blog post! These relatively unshowy flowers are pretty, and welcome at this time of year. But the fragrance….If you could bottle it I’d wear it!St. Maudez amongst the pines:
Honeycomb weirdness over the mussels – every year it’s the same!
Medlar and apple jelly – the last preserve of last year.
Hamamelis ‘pallida’ – the best it’s ever been…
Primroses (many colours) starting to flower:
Winter honeysuckle, Lonicera purpusii – I dug this up and moved it to another spot. I wasn’t sure if it would be happy (or even survive the move), so the flowers now are an added joy.
Add to all of this the days getting longer by (literally) a minute or two, and the feeling that Spring is waiting in the wings….this has, so far, been a good Winter!