20160206_001This hellebore flower has caused me a lot of worry; ready to open after Christmas, it was interrupted by a cruel repetitive freeze-thaw cycle. I know they’re extremely hardy in the ground, but wasn’t sure how that translated to a pot on an exposed balcony. It was all getting a bit dramatic – I’m pleased it finally has the chance to shine!

20160206_004How now! Glossy looking shoots on the climber and the shrub should mean the roses have survived the frost, too. I take that as a sign to extend the family in due course.

20160207_001Movement also among the bulbs. Since I lob everything in there, I can’t tell what this is, starting to come up. Narcissus perhaps?