Slipping in, just in time, on this fabulous extra day of the year to share some photos of the February garden, taken throughout this month.
If you were to look at a year in gardening, February would be the month of planning. Reading the seed catalogues, choosing the fruit and veg for the year ahead, deciding about changes to make in the garden and – above all – checking the air for signs of imminent Spring.
In the garden itself, not much is new in February. And this is especially true this year with the unseasonably warm Winter meaning that all my Spring plants put their heads above soil last month in January. But everything is looking that little bit more wonderful.
The magnolia flowers are almost all fully unfurled, their petals luxuriating in the odd day of sunshine. The daffodils are bobbing about in the windowboxes, shaking off early morning raindrops and enjoying the lighter evenings.
Buds are everywhere: on the cherry tree in the front garden and the apple and pear in the back. The acer is showing signs of bursting into leaf any time soon. And the catkins from next door are drooping over the fence…
Spring, we’re ready and waiting for you.
4 thoughts on “In the garden: February”
That is looking decidedly Spring like – and what a gorgeous morning!!
Spring seems to have blown away here today – I really should be sowing seeds in the polytunnel but with a gale outside I am hiding inside. Lovely photos and I can’t believe how early your magnolia is. #HDYGG
Wonderful photos (they’ve made me feel warm and fuzzy inside)! I think February is one of the most exciting months of the gardening year. Like you say, there’s lots of planning… and you can do it all from the warm comfort of your sofa 🙂
i love how you captured the rain drops on the daffodils