Look what I found when I was nipping through the frost to the compost bin. Why. our stinking hellebores had popped up to welcome in the new year too. Hellebores are one of my favourite plants. They are such determined little fellows. And they seem to really like being in our garden. We're waiting with bated breath for their cousins, planted last summer, to stand up and give us a wave.
I can't wait for them to flower and give us a flash of their purple eyeliner.
p.s. I think the bud on the right looks just like the Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio - very Bond.