We are through the first two weeks of January and though we are bound to get bad weather at some stage this winter, to date everything has been very manageable with plenty of bright days, just the lightest sprinkling of snow and no really hard frosts. I might go so far as to say it has been enjoyable though I do appreciate many people in the UK have suffered with storms and flooding, I sympathise with this greatly.
The hellebores have made an appearance, there is some colour in the garden
and plenty of things happening. Bulbs are well through and its a delight to uncover new growth among all the fallen leaves.
In the conservatory I have a few bulbs flowering and despite much neglect whilst I was in Italy my orchids are bursting into bloom again.
Slightly worrying for me to feel so upbeat at this time of year and as I said it could all go pear shaped but for now I am enjoying the lengthening hours of daylight and these early signs of spring.