Peering out the bedroom window looking at all the fallen oak leaves that have collected under the hedge I could see some green shoots peeking through, a closer look and it would seem the snowdrops are beginning to put an appearance in. I just brushed a handful of leaves over them, keep 'em warm ian
There's so many different species + cultivars + some of them are already flowering, though the commonest Galanthus nivalis tends to flower late Jan/Feb. This is the species most frequently naturalised.
Always a real delight to see them flowering en mass, a sign that spring is approaching. Always love to see them with yellow Winter Aconites.
Isn't that very early, though? I've not seen any coming up around our way, but as mild as it's been I wouldn't be surprised.
When I used to stay over at my parents's home Xmas night I would always have a long walk from there + go to Kensington Gardens on Boxing Day morning + just inside the entrance at the western part from Bayswater Road there would be masses of flowering Snodrops already. I cant remember which species, but clearly not Galanthus nivalis; it was one of the broader leaved species.