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Helleborus argutifolius, the holly-leaved hellebore, or Corsican hellebore are out now, but will continue to flower for another few months. They will tolerate full sun and self seed.

This cream Poinsettia flower was cut for this ikebana arrangement on 4th December. It is still looking beautiful after five weeks and probably has some time still to go. I had no idea that they were such successful cut flowers.

Myrobalan, or more formally, Prunus cerasifera, is one of the first trees to blossom and is an ancestor of the domestic plum. This one is at the bottom of Rohais de Haut, but there is another in Le Friquet and another on the left, driving out of town in La Charotterie. I have tried without ...success to photograph them all!

Iberis sempervirens 'Appen-etz' is also known as 'Candytuft'. It is usually out at the end of the year and lasts well into spring with its pure white flowers that the bees love.

Pelargonium 'Solent Waves' is an old variety, but it has been outside in the garden for several years in an old pot and is flowering now despite the strong winds.