Sunday, 28 February 2010

End of Month View – February 2010

Here’s my end of month view, you would be forgiven for thinking that very little has changed… I’ve spent the past month on tender hooks waiting for the garden to burst into life and yet here I am still waiting!

Almost!!!! Hurry!!!

Iris, Bluebell, Crocus, Allium and Daffodil. Perhaps it’s time I cleaned up debris from the garden now…

Aquilegia seedlings are growing, I assure you!

Tulips and I believe an Iris, although I don’t remember planting anything else in this pot… Bit unsure what else it could be!

The snow doesn’t appear to have damaged the Skimmia

Pretty pot bought very cheap in Autumn… Notice the dead Heather, seriously it always dies on me, no idea what I do wrong!

Bulbs in the shady front garden, significantly behind those in the back and side. These are in our darkest border, thrilled to see so many coming up.

Snowdrops and I believe Daffodils, although I do not remember planting any just here…

A large group of Crocus

Primula does not look happy after the snow, but new buds are coming through to replace the damaged flowers.

Crocus in the deepest darkest area.

Sweet box is still providing us with lush honey perfume.

Snowdrops in the border at the side of the house, I look forward to them naturalising and providing more of a show.

A pot with Tulip, Crocus and Allium, still teasing me. I’m getting tired of all this teasing!

I'm really very happy with how many of the Snowdrops have come through, with planting not 'in the green' apparently they're not all that successful, but out of 100 bulbs I planted I have to say a lot have come up! I'd estimate at least 70% so far and considering the bag was around £4 that's pretty good imo.
Although I'm not too impressed with the success of the Crocus from the same company... Saying that, all the other bulbs I've ever bought from them have been excellent. So once the Crocus come up, we'll see.

The end of month views are hosted by Helen, over at The Patient Gardener.


Nutty Gnome said...

Nice photos Liz - you've made me think that I should just pop out and take some photos of my own whilst it's still sunny .......!

Kimberly said...

Spring is obviously on its way in your area! Very nice photos! It's always cheerful to see the new growth of spring!

Liz said...

Hi Liz,

Yes you should take photos!!! Most definitely, it's been such a lovely day today and I've been out in the garden enjoying myself for the first time in months.

Picked up some bargain viola's from B&Q, 30 plugs for £1.50! Planted them pretty much everywhere possible.

A little unsure whether to try starting on the new border this week, I'm a bit nervous that we're not yet past the risk of frost - judging by the short hail storm he had this afternoon!!!

Perhaps I ought to leave it a little while longer.

Liz said...

Hi Kimberly,

Thanks! Yes, Spring is here... Those Iris were open in all their glory today, taking in the much welcome sun... They weren't they only ones enjoying it either, it was wonderful to be out in the garden again. Even if I do now have soil all up in my nails...

Oh how I've missed dirty nails :)

Meredith said...

Ah, so much is happening, really. It just doesn't seem like much to non-gardeners... or those of us gardeners who are a bit impatient for spring. (Isn't that all of us in the Northern Hemisphere about now?) ;)

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

All that promise, you are right the bulbs certainly tease us at this time of year.