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Title: Chimonanthus praecox
Post by: Umbrian on January 10, 2017, 10:32:00 AM
Bitterly cold here at the moment, ground frozen solid although we have been spared the snow that has hit more southern parts of Italy. Yesterday was bright and sunny and the perfume from my Chimonanthus praecox assailed me the moment I stepped outside - truly something to lift the spirits in deepest winter.
Title: Re: Chimonanthus praecox
Post by: David Dickinson on January 11, 2017, 12:36:43 AM
Same here in Rome Umbrian. Ground fully frozen. Many succulents' leaves reduced to mush, Cannas browned right down to soil level. Who knows what will have survived come spring. One day of better weather forecast, Thursday, and then down to freezing point  for a further week. No snow so far. There are one or two plants still flowering though including Tagetes lemmonii even though the petals are not as pristine as they were a week ago.
Title: Re: Chimonanthus praecox
Post by: Joanna Savage on January 11, 2017, 08:10:44 AM
Frozen solid here in Toscana, too, and likely to remain so for some time. However, I did manage to pick a bunch of Viburnum tinus as it is coming into flower. Very cheering.