Welcome to another gardening year. Hurrah!
We had snow in January. Lots. But that was January. Now it’s February, and there are signs of spring popping up all over the garden. The temperatures are still what you’d expect for a properly calibrated freezer, but that aside, there’s no denying that spring is just around the corner … or the corner after that one. I noticed yesterday that it’s still light outside at 4:30pm, so things are looking up. Bye-bye winter blues – Hello spring sunshine! Well, I can be hopeful, right?
Here’s the visual proof!
Wow! The chives have appeared from the depths of winter-soggy soil. They’re a bit skinny but some warmth and sunshine will perk them up.
The heather is in full bloom but, gosh, the lawn is sickly. Far too much rain and soggy soil for its liking. It just rains and rains and rains.
Naturalised daffodils are making an appearance below the grapevines. These bulbs are about ten years ago, and they mostly come up blind (no flowers) now. Maybe this year we’ll replace them.
And these daffodils are just humming with life and a wish to bloom! They’re planted in boxes in front of the greenhouse.
Pretty as a picture, the primroses are blooming throughout the garden. Pink, yellow and white varieties. I see that the snails are chomping on the leaves a bit. Well, heck, even snails need to eat! Bon appetit little guys; enjoy it while you can because soon I’ll be pitching you over the fence and out of my garden!
So what’s happening in your garden this week? I’d love to hear from you, so feel free to leave a comment! Are you planning a veg garden this year?