|Witch Hazel in early January 2017|
movement in the soil, small signposts to spring that don’t occur before midwinter. Snowdrops and winter aconite emerge in January; tiny and fragrant flowers emerge on shrubs such as witch-hazel, Daphne, winter flowering honey suckle and Christmas box. These plants need to attract the few pollinators that may be around from long distances, hence using strong scent rather that the colourful showy flowers we see through summer.
|A goldfinch eating the seeds
from a teasel plant.
|Our efforts on the left, Oaxaca market stall on right.
(right photo by Alejandro LinaresGarcia)