After breakfast we were tempted outside by a drop of sunshine, only for it to cloud over. Still, we managed to tidy up the back garden and almost completely fill the garden waste bin, so the front garden will just have to wait till next weekend. The storm on Thursday left us with a few casualties, mostly fence-related (and it’s not our fence, so…) but we did lose a chunk of the big ornamental sage in the front garden. It’s almost due for a cut back anyway, but I’m sure if given the choice it would have preferred not to have a branch removed by gale force winds.
Anyway, there was a bit of tidying to do as the garden seemed to have been colonised by bits of dead tree, and quite a few plants had needed dead bits trimming off. So the back garden now looks like this, which isn’t too shabby for late February:
Currently getting ready to show off – quince:
A bit further ahead but really just a few blooms so far – wallflower:
Iris (rather more purple in real life):
And really going for it, ladies and gentlemen, drumroll please – hellebores:
In a funny way I like this time of year – it may be a bit grey and the weather may be less than conducive, but it’s always exciting going out each day and spotting the new things that have started to wake up.