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    You might be lucky and get the odd flower this year but they can take several years to get established and flower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellybore View Post
    My flower of the month is 3 cornered leek/garlic, the little bells are so pretty

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    Runners up are the winter-flowering jasmine on the front of the house and the little campanulas self-seeded up the stone steps out the back

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    (0h dear, still can't work out how to flip them the right way up! )
    I always look forward to my three cornered leeks flowering as we make a delicious potato salad with the flowers!
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    These little irises in a pot are my flowers of the month for February. Like January, there's no runners up because these are the only things in bloom at the moment.

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    My crocuses are the brightest thing in the garden at the moment, but they got a mention last month. So my February choice is the winter aconite. Here's a little clump in my front wall:

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    January consisted of 'viola jump up' which haven't done that well this year

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    and a few 'star of bethlehem'? I was told that was what they were when given them but not convinced. There are usually a few odd ones flower most of the year with two mass flowering show.

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    February. Hellybores are a winner for me. On the left is a white one I got last year and on the right is green rose which I was recently given.

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    Then the runners up are snowdrops which are now opening, the first of the crocuses and one of only a handful of primroses which have survived 2 vine weevils attacks.

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    Default First anemone, and runner up

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    First anemone

    And the runner up

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    Flowers of the month, or the only ones in flower at the moment. There may be some runners up later.
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