The vaguely green-fingered thoughts of a rambling rose.

February's Gold

"February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March."

- Dr. J. R. Stockton

February always catches me out.  The photos were taken in February, but the days and hours of of the month slipped through my fingers like sand in an hour glass.

You may recall the large bulb displays I created for last Spring's display and that my intentions were to plant the bulbs out in the Autumn.  Unfortunately the time to carry out this task elluded me.  Happily left to their own devices, they have decided to begin the display once more.  Nature wins again.

A mild February and a thorough tidy up of the violas have paid dividends.  The plants are smothered in fat flowerbuds ready to explode with colour in a week or two.

And who can resist another look at these cheery blooms?

This young pulmonaria was planted out last year.  It seems to have found just the right spot in the damp shady front border.

This shot was taken as the light faded.  The tiny flowers of narcissus (dwarf daffodils) and galathus (snowdrops) seem to really stand out against the cool dark soil.

Not everything in the February garden is white or yellow!

And finally a shot of pink in the trumpets of the amarylis.  As I blog, this trio have faded, but another flowerbolt is poised to step into the breach.  But that'll be March of course.

Just remember - if we had no Winter would we find Spring as lovely?

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