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Plants during Winter

Sunday, January 25th 2015

During winter there are not many flowers to be recorded, but the hint of what is to come, when the days lengthen and the temperature rises, can be seen.

Honeysuckle has green leaves through the winter.

Green leaves of Honeysuckle

Later in the year the climbing, twisting stems will be covered with beautiful, scented flowers that will feed many insects.  

Honeysuckle flower

During the summer the white fluffy heads of Cotton Grass put on a magnificent display in the ponds.

Cotton Grass

Once the season changes to autumn and then to winter, the plant dies back.  However look closely now and there are still some stems to be seen.  These will soon begin to grow and show green, once the weather warms up.

Cotton Grass in winter

Amongst last year's leaves the new shoots of Primroses are begining to grow.  Some have developed further and are showing their pale yellow flowers.

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