The end of February fell on a Monday when a vase is my priority, but I still intended to take end of month photographs yesterday. That didn’t happen, and after overnight rain I expected grey and overcast pictures today but the rain cleared up and we had lots of blue sky with temperatures into the teens. Photographs taken, complete with challenging shadows, I spent a little time pricking out seedlings in the greenhouse and dividing bluebells in the woodland – a lovely day for pottering in the garden.
Above is the area directly behind the house and viewable at all times from the kitchen windows. I noticed buds on the tulips in one of the galvanised tanks recently, so that’s something to look forward to. Below is the streamside grass and shrub border, the most colourful part of the garden at the moment:
From the other direction:
The woodland, with thick clumps of bluebell foliage on the left side, clumps of primroses on the right, and masses of tiny green fronds of wood anemones beginning to push their way above ground:
The aerial view from the bothy chimney:
The same area from the back of the shed:
The clematis colonnade from a position a metre or two to the right:
Swivelling to the right from the same point to see the woodland edge border, and then walking through it to get a photo from the other end:
The currently uninspiring bold borders:
Equally uninspiring blue & white borders:
The rose garden, roses now tied neatly up the posts and all sprouting healthy new growth, contents of the beds at their base still up for discussion:
The special snowdrop border, also visible on the far left of the first photo, many snowdrops still going strong and some only just beginning to flower:
Finally, a not often seen view down the side of the house (and only shown because the Golfer had just swept it and cleared some of the usual detritus!) with pots of dormant hostas:
So that’s it for another month – the garden on the cusp of spring. Thank you to Helen the Patient Gardener for hosting this End of Month View month and thereby encouraging us to keep a monthly record of our gardens. Don’t forget there is a map of the garden under ‘The Garden’ tab above, which will help you find your way around this post.