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The garden in mid February.


After a few wet days we have had a spell of dry breezy days that has encouraged me outdoors with trowel et.

The front border has lots of self sown Hesperis matronalis that is taking over and crowding out other plants. Some were potted on for selling the rest composted.
First photo of this border half done, the second photo of what is still to do.

I planted pots of bulbs in the cleared part, white narcissus and a purple mix of tulips.

The sun moved around so I followed it and did some of the side border which was decidedly warmer out of the breeze. This doesn’t look that spectacular but believe me I filled a green compost bag with rubbish and weeds.

Lots of plants are starting to do their own thing throughout the garden. So I will ‘bore’ you with a few photos.

I’ll take you around the back garden, though I haven’t included all that is in flower.

the raised bed/rockery has this blue flower [name on tip of my tongue] in bud. it is very early.

An old lab sink on the rockery wall.

Under the beech tree.
winter aconites

a lovely selection of hellebores.
White – un-named Deep pink – Lady in red and the other pink may be tutu.

Cyclamen coum with Iris Katherine Hodgkin putting up her flower spikes has been a happy resident in the ‘conifer bed’ for about 5 years now.
Walking back to the house by the pond and snowdrop Lady Beatrix Stanley is in full swing.

Back indoors after refilling the bird feeders for a nice cuppa.

Kettle’s not even boiled and the pigeons are already back down.

More to follow soon.

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You have some lovely Helleborus also your
Lady Beatrix Stanley and Iris's

12 Feb, 2019


That was all we needed to get us outdoors - a bit of warmth and a nice dry spell!
Everything you have tackled so far is so worthwhile and you must feel pleased with it all.
Hellebores are so lovely and yours are very pretty colours.

12 Feb, 2019


Blue flower is Scilla ligulata, no longer on the tip of my tongue :o)
thank you the hellebore are lovely flowers and yes I am pleased with myself but still a good 5/6th to do. and some of it is going to be a nightmare as I know there is bind weed in there.

12 Feb, 2019


It looks so lovely there SBG...very spring-like. We've had quite a blustery and very grey day here. I think it will be better from tomorrow though.

12 Feb, 2019


Well done on your 1/6th work, looks great and the plants too.

12 Feb, 2019


I think the warmer spell has encouraged a few of us out into the garden. You've been very busy, but don't over due things.

13 Feb, 2019


forecast is meant to be good for tomorrow and if it is I hope to be out weeding.

13 Feb, 2019


I'm tied up over the next couple of days, but hopefully the weekend weather will be still favourable.

13 Feb, 2019


Nice that you could spend some time outside. It's been mild lately.
You have a lot of work to do but it's what we gardeners enjoy isn't it.
I know that plant on the right hand side of the sink. I used to have one. The flowers on it are very pretty.
I'm waiting for my aconites to spread like yours !

13 Feb, 2019


You have been a very industrious lady Seaburn, it does make you feel better to get out even if its only for a little while and you can certainly see where you have been in your border, I love to see the hellebores, strutting their stuff, I waited years for some of mine to produce flowers, I remember Spritz advising me to keep them but be patient as sometimes they could take a while to establish themselves, in the end I moved them into the sunnier parts, not looking back now though, cannot weed amongst them though as I have what looks like seedlings popping up in the same area, going to be very cross with myself if they all turn out to be Calendulas instead, lol....We've been having some really springlike days here this week so I too have managed a few jobs, does a lot to improve ones frame of mind.....

14 Feb, 2019


Lovely to see you "back in action", Seaburn! 😀 You must take it steady though as recovering from such a serious illness can take a very long time.

Your spring bulbs & Hellebores all look wonderful. I still have to wait a while before my spring bulbs start to flower.

17 Feb, 2019


I have loved the warmth and sunshine. Wont be long before I have to slap on the sun cream.

I feel fully recovered now thankfully.

17 Feb, 2019


I'm so glad to hear that! 👍😀

21 Feb, 2019


All looking good, don't overdo things though!

21 Feb, 2019

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