Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The 'Delargo Towers' Garden -February

February is the cruellest of months and this year it was particularly true. 

Wet windy with - 5'c frosts But we still had colour.


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We have three new Iris reticulata this year, 'Harmony' is the first to flower.

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Crocuses have started to open

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Our cyclamen neapolitanum is spreading nicely and put on a jolly show all month

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Snow drops were a joy too.

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The stocks we sowed last Summer bolted. 
They have come through all the frosts buds and all.

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It looks like a lot of the fuchsias and less hardy plants have come through the winter .

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The big post Winter clear up has begun in earnest.

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and we have started to reclaim the garden from winters icy grip.

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It is already looking a lot better than it did at the start of February.

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There is still lots to be done though.

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Although it is still rather cold a spot of sunshine is always welcome.

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Time to think and plan for the Summer ahead.

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Roll on Spring !


1 comment:

  1. February - the cruellest month, indeed. However, it's never too cold to potter in the garden! Jx