The weather has been dry dry dry - only the tiniest amount of rain for about 4 months now. At night temperatures drop down to minus 5 but the days are mostly bright sunshine, approaching 10 degrees. The pond is frozen over each morning but thaws a little during the day. So several plants that normally bloom in January are still only in bud: lonicera fragrantissima, iris ungulicularis, jasmine nudiflorum ... But Viburnum tinus is out and some roses are still flowering - Gruss an Teplitz and a rose that I bought as Iceberg (but clearly isn't) are among the best. Rosemary is blooming well as are some lavenders. Let's hope for rain or even snow before the spring arrives.
Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting the Bloom Day.