Back to Welshpool to explore The Dingle Gardens for February, we expected little change since our January visit as the weather had remained very similar.
We were greeted by a stunning wooden owl sculpture! Soon we noticed there were lots of signs of new growth, buds forming on trees and shrubs and a few beginning to burst into leaf.
Rhodendrons and Azaleas have strong looking buds both leaves and flowers showing well.
Some of the many small evergreen shrubs are showing off new fresh growth with Hebes sporting new coloured foliage along with some conifers who show off new coloured needles.
We spotted one Buddleja which was holding onto seed heads from last autumn alongside fairly advanced fresh silver foliage. We wondered what would happen to this growth if a frost suddenly covered it.
A few plants had splashes of green showing where leaf buds were beginning to burst, especially Hydrangeas
We didn’t expect to come across many flowers but there were a few to delight the eye and sometimes the nose too.
The bracts and tiny flowers of Euphorbias were brightening up showing glaucous and lime green colours.
So February proved to be more interesting than we had predicted. We hope to see the first signs of spring on our next visit in March.