Another heavy frost. Of course I broke the ice after taking the photo!
Despite the heavy overnight frosts and low daytime temperature this Gazania is still in flower in the front garden.
I seem to have got a few photos loaded with the wrong date recently, Rather than try to re-organise them I’ve left them as they were, but I apologise that although I took a photo each day, they may not have the right date on them now! The problem arose because I have a new camera, and in checking and altering settings I got some date settings wrong!
A different view of some of the flowers on the orchid, this time with less damage from the bugs!
I think I will have to give up on the orchids, as despite regular treatment the mealy bugs keep returning, and they spread onto other plants as well.
AKA hellebore – the flower was out well before Christmas, but there was no snow then.
This blackbird regularly visits the peanut feeder and seems to have no difficulty landing on it and hanging on securely. It’s quite unusual to find a b blackbird that seems to like peanuts – I’ve, seen them eating sunflower hearts sometimes, but not usually peanuts.