Aquilegia 'Black Barlow' is pushing out new foliage. I really love this flower but I think after this year I will move this one because it grows so so big, overshadowing some of my other gems.
All the plants on the north wall have done exceedingly well (original post here). Especially the Clematis Armandii has been a big success so far. It has grown immensely and stayed green even though there have been periods of hard frost. Now it is bursting with these buds.
The white Meconopsis seems to have survived so far as well the bud is tight and solid. I have some hope I will finally get a Meconopsis flower this year even if it isn't the blue I so desire.
Unfortunately I have managed to kill yet another Meconopsis. Meconopsis Napaulensis looked OK only a couple of months ago but on closer exception the crown had rotted and the roots pictured have turned to mush.
All in all some encouraging news and I for one can't wait for spring.