January - Pruning
At the moment, the ground is frozen and it's far too cold to be in the garden but I did manage to get out yesterday and prune all the Wisterias.
I have six Wisterias in the garden, one of which is a stunning white colour that is late flowering and it needs major work due to its maturity and coverage over the pergola in the side garden. The other Wisterias are still young plants, three of which are the usual shades of blue, one Floribunda 'Rosea' Pink and lastly the 'Black Dragon', a double with dark purple flowers. The 'Black Dragon' was only put in last year so has yet to flower.
Most of the Hamamelis (Witch Hazel) are coming into flower or are flowering.
Helleborus are beginning to flower and the Lonicera Honeysuckle (Lonicera Fragrantissima, Fragrant Honeysuckle, Winter Honeysuckle, January Jasmine, Sweet Breath of Spring) has its very fragrant creamy white flowers out.
Lonicera Honeysuckle was first introduced to the UK by the prominent Scottish botanist, Robert Fortune (most well known for introducing tea from China and India).
Having done my pruning, it reminded me to send off my Falco secateurs to be repaired and serviced.