Through the Garden Gate January 2022

 Welcome to the first visit through the Garden Gate in 2022. Although we are still in Winter the days are slowly starting to lengthen and there are a few signs of the start of the new gardening year, although it seems that most of these are just one brave flower of each specimen so far!

My Granny was called Violet so these are important plants in our garden at this time of year.

We have lots of primroses in the garden so we are looking forward to the other ones appearing too!

Our lone snowdrop, last year there were more flowering in January. It is strange as it feels as if we have had a milder winter than last year, so I would have thought that that flowers would have been more advanced.

Our first daffodils are out, we bought these bulbs from the flower farm where we stayed on the Isles of Scilly This  narcissi known as tazettes and have a multiheaded flowers with such a wonderful scent. They are lovely to bring indoors as cut flowers and a great reminder of our holiday!

The hellebores have lots of blooms but we will have to await another month to see them at their best!

Yesterday was the RSPB Annual Garden Bird count. We only saw two species of birds in an hour, 20 sparrows and a dunnock- compare this with six species last year. Hopefully the lack of birds and flowers this month isn't a sign of a less productive and successful garden in 2022! How does your garden grow?

It is always wonderful to see other gardens from around the world and share our love of gardening. If you would like to join us with Through the garden gate this month, please let me know in the comments below and I will add you below. 

Sarah x


  1. How lovely to have daffodils out so soon. I too am enjoying spotting flowers starting to appear in the garden. It won't be long before there are many more. Here's my post for this month:

  2. Your first daffodils look such a deep pretty yellow, and what a lovely reminder of your holiday.

  3. and mine please

  4. How wonderful to have plant memories of happy holidays in your garden!

  5. Spring flowers are lovely, I like the hellebores. Our garden is still in the middle of winter.

  6. I love that bit of colour in your garden. Such a wonderful sight for February, rather than snow. I never see sparrows in my yard, andI’ve never seen a dunnock. Sigh!

    1. Dunnock's don't very different to sparrows, you have some amazing wildlife where you live!

  7. Lovely to see your violets, primroses and snow drops. Our garden too feels further behind this year despite the weather. We had a better bird count than you I think. No wind on the island for a change which always helps. Can’t believe we are round to another January in the garden. It’s good to compare year on year. B x


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