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The Flowering of February

A bright sunny day! And mild too! We just had to spend it in the garden clearing away old leaves and flower stems of perennials, finishing pruning the climbing roses and as the grass was dry giving it a quick skim over with the mower. A bit of early Spring cleaning. As we worked our way around we sere periodically stopped in our tracks by the sight of colourful flowers.

A good clump of pale mauve crocus in the Rill Garden.
Hidden inside is a rich deep yellow.
A classic February pairing of snowdrops and winter aconite.
Primrose yellow hellebore.
Close up the hellbore shows hints of green.
Speckled pink hellebore.
Perfect cup shaped hellebore bloom.
Dark secrets inside a bud.
The delicate pale Ipheon.
Tiny flowers - powerful scent!
Perennial Wallflower "Bowles Mauve" - always in flower?
Cornus mas - acid yellow scented flowers.
Looking for the magic inside a Snowdrop!
Out of season Ribes speciosum - flowers like red droplets.
White and green - a most subtle hellebore.

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

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