February is the cruellest of months and this year it was particularly true.
Wet windy with - 5'c frosts But we still had colour.
We have three new Iris reticulata this year, 'Harmony' is the first to flower.
Crocuses have started to open
Our cyclamen neapolitanum is spreading nicely and put on a jolly show all month
Snow drops were a joy too.
The stocks we sowed last Summer bolted.
They have come through all the frosts buds and all.
It looks like a lot of the fuchsias and less hardy plants have come through the winter .
The big post Winter clear up has begun in earnest.
and we have started to reclaim the garden from winters icy grip.
It is already looking a lot better than it did at the start of February.
There is still lots to be done though.
Although it is still rather cold a spot of sunshine is always welcome.
Time to think and plan for the Summer ahead.
Roll on Spring !