January must be the bleakest month of the year. We have had more than our fare share of frosts this month here in London, down to all but -6'c (- 5 point 8) reported at our nearest Met Office weather station.
Window boxes with pansies and violas work for us this time of year
The front garden has things hanging on by their finger nails and promise for the Spring, while out the back we have cyclamen and snow drops in bud - but I have not taken a single photo this month of our main garden, which must tell the tale.
There is a story here. Normally there are four large wheelie bins on that hard stand so most of the time we don't get chance to do much gardening or even able to see a garden here.
If it wasn't for the bins it would catch the early morning sun as you can see.
The wallflowers will smell fab even if we can't see them.
There will be daffs too.
Indoors - and following on from the gargantuan hippeastrum in last month's post - we now have "Apple Blossom" in flower, which we think rather small but is actually a more normal size and rather lovely.
Most of our seedlings are doing well, and with the lengthening of daylight we will start sowing in earnest next month and then right up to Spring and beyond.
Please pop by and take some in May or June; gawd know what we are going to do with them all by then!
Till next month then, me lovelies.