Early Spring Flowering Delights
Looking good at present. A lot of early spring shrubs like Corylopsis and Skimmia (S. japonica 'Rubella' on Home page) are beginning to flower, or like Stachyurus praecox (below) show promising buds to whet the appetite for later. Photinia 'Red Robin' is showing its red new foliage in mild positions. Meanwhile the winter stem shrubs are still looking brilliant (Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' right), often with spring bulbs beneath.