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  1. restlessjo says:

    It surely is! What a healthy sight 🙂 🙂 Sitting beside my little twinkling tree, waiting for dawn…

    1. Heyjude says:

      Christmas tree? Somewhat early? I never put our tree up until the kids had finished school so usually 22nd December or thereabouts. Now we don’t bother.

      1. restlessjo says:

        Bah, humbug, missus! 🙂 🙂 Each to his own. I’m quite smitten with a little Arabic lamp we bought at the fair yesterday. The cake has, unfortunately, all gone 😦 Is the young un coming home at Christmas?

        1. Heyjude says:

          An Arabic lamp sounds lovely. You’ll have to take a photo of it for January’s Squares 😘 A goes to his brother every Christmas, but we might see him in January.

        2. BeckyB says:

          Definitely a January squares lamp!!

        3. restlessjo says:

          Hmm- might be the wrong shape! I’m not thinking squares till January 🙂 🙂

        4. BeckyB says:

          You’ll find a way!!

  2. Very welcome colour at this time of year. I’ve been looking at some of the other varieties. There are some lovely deep orange flowered varieties but the leaves aren’t as nice. Too many around me though that have been allowed to grow leggy that I’d love to take the pruning saw to get them bushier again.

    1. Heyjude says:

      This type is too big for my garden, which is a pity as it is one of the best Mahonias.

      1. Yes I’d like a decent one but only happening if I remove something else.

  3. That’s a lovely bright colour for winter.

    1. Heyjude says:

      And fragrant too, but as you can see too large for my small garden.

  4. beetleypete says:

    I don’t think I have ever seen one of those. It is certainly a splash of colour on this dull day.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      No mahonias near you Pete? I used to have one (not this variety) growing in my Doncaster garden many years ago. Rather prickly, but the yellow flowers in winter were most welcome and followed by purple berries too.

  5. Sue says:

    Fragrant, Jude?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Supposedly, though I couldn’t distinguish any and I did get close up to it. I have smelled it in the air before, so maybe it was just an off day!

      1. Sue says:

        Or modern genetic skulduggery…

  6. I’d love to be looking at that now on this dreary day. A flash of sunny.

  7. janesmudgeegarden says:

    It certainly is a handsome plant, and a bright swathe of colour.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Very welcome at this time of the year.

  8. Tina Schell says:

    Lovely plant Jude. We have similar color here in plants we call tractor plants. Farfugium Japonicum. Their greens look like tractor seats and they have bright yellow flowers at the moment. Do you have them over there?

  9. BeckyB says:

    Mine doesn’t seem to be flowering this year 😦

    1. Heyjude says:

      Maybe it will later.

      1. BeckyB says:

        Hope so as it is in a corner of the garden that doesn’t have much colour

  10. JohnRH says:

    Good photos. I like the greens and yellows.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Certainly a bright spot in the garden.

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