Spring flowers on New Year’s Eve

Sweet Violet

There are 22 species of wild flowers in bloom in my garden in Standish. About half are opportunist annual veg garden weeds such as Shepherd’s Purse; then there are the hang-overs from last summer such as Hogweed, Herb Robert, Bramble and Campion; but there are also the harbingers of spring, Whitlowgrass and Sweet Violet. This unusual combination must be due to the mild weather so far this winter.

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