Goodbye February, Hello March.

The first of March is a cold, grey, dreary, windy, wet day, not a lot to make me want to dash out into the garden, but I did first thing to take my photos for this post. All the white from the snowdrops is gradually receding and yellow plus other colours are beginning to take over. Flowers on the rockery are starting to compete with the woodland and I can see these so much more easily from the house, without having to brave the weather!

Primula denticulata is obviously happy on the rockery and hasn’t minded the move from the bog garden.

Primula sibthorpii was moved at the same time, they both seem to like being tucked under the rocks where they should have plenty of moisture. Maybe the foxglove will have to go!

A general view of the rockery with Tete a Tete daffodils and Rhododendron praecox.

The back corner of the garden where some shrubs died a few years ago. The Narcissus are Jetfire and soon white N. Sailboat will join them.

Double Primrose Jack in the Green on the rockery, some of the outer petals have turned into a green collar.

N. February Gold in the border fronting the woodland, these have been flowering for a good month now.

The view into the woodland from the archway.

Corydalis tuberosa Beth Evans started flowering a few days ago, my other corydalis are just starting to flower.

Narcissus pseudonarcissus is what the woodland is all about in March. February is for snowdrops and April is for the snakeshead fritillaries. At the moment a soft gentle yellow wash is spreading through the trees.

Snowdrops are not all finished, this one G. Baxendale’s Late is on time as usual!

The wild snowdrops should be good for at least another week if not two.

This is a view that has been mainly white with snowdrops up until now, but is gradually changing to pale yellow.

The “new” path which is now a few years old, pre Covid anyway, has all settled in nicely and things are starting to spread so they must be happy.

Brunnera Looking Glass and G. Trymposter looking nice together.

Another longish view from the newer path, there is still room for more bulbs to be split and spread.

Amost back to the beginning where the Cardamine quinquifolia is.

Just before we get back to the original path is G. Polar Bear which is almost ready to flower, maybe next week!

Just before we finish I thought I’d show you that the Camellia Donation is still flowering months after it started in the winter. All the flowers are now facing left, they seem to be stuck like that since Storm Eugenie!

The Cheanomeles by the back door is also still flowering, and has been for quite a few months. These last two certainly dispell the winter gloom and put a smile on my face.

Thanks for coming with me on my little wander, I hope you enjoyed it all, I certainly enjoyed showing it to you! No more storms are forecast for the near future so hopefully the weather will start improving and I can make a start on the rest of the garden before too long!

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12 Responses to Goodbye February, Hello March.

  1. Lovely Pauline – so enjoyed that!

  2. Denise says:

    How quickly things change in the garden at this time of year, it really is a wonderful time. So far we have only a few snowdrops and the hellebores are struggling to get through snow and ice! I think your Chaenomeles and the Camellia are amazing to flower for so long even if they now face left lol. Hope your weather improves soon Pauline.

    • Pauline says:

      I think we are in for a wet week Denise unfortunately, non stop rain yesterday and the patio flooded once more, I would rather have your snow! Plants are so resilient aren’t they, they seem to be able to cope with anything thrown at them. So many bulbs popping up at the moment, I need to be out there with them, not stuck inside away from the rain!

  3. It’s always a treat to wander through your garden, Pauline. Hope the rains pause to allow you more time to enjoy the loveliness up close.

    • Pauline says:

      Thanks Susie, today is lovely and sunny but with a cold wind from the east. I’ve been away for a few days so only just reconnecting with my garden and enjoying how it has come on while I’ve been away.

  4. snowbird says:

    So many blooms and so much colour. I love the blues and

    • Pauline says:

      The blues and purples make a nice contrast with the white and yellows at this time of year Dina, I could do with a few more, must remember next autumn when it comes to planting time. x

  5. Frank says:

    Thanks for taking us around, I did enjoy it! Love all the variety which is coming along in the woodland. It’s so nice to see one thing after another.

    • Pauline says:

      It was a pleasure to have your company Frank, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! It seems as though something new comes into flower every day at the moment, it is so worth while having a wander round the back and the woodland.

  6. Cathy says:

    Thanks for sharing all your early bloomers, Pauline – I am sorry the rain has made viewing harder for you though as I am sure there are daily new discoveries to be made. Here, I discovered yesterday that my Beth Evans was flowering 👍

    • Pauline says:

      A pleasure Cathy, glad you enjoyed it. I have been away for a few days in Scotland, unfortunately for a funeral, and am only now reaquainting myself with the garden. I see that my other Corydalis tuberosa have started flowering while I was away, soon they will be in full flower too.

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