Other than the fact there is no snow on the ground this month, little has changed out in the front garden over the last 4 weeks. As we look west out into the fields beyond, the outlook is still a winter one. There is a sharp bite in the wind too. We are forecast gales from early evening. In fact, as I type the wind and rain is battering the front window and the birds are furiously feeding before the go off to roost. I started writing this post last night and although a tad sunnier the wind and rain has been just as fierce today.
|View looking west February 2015|
Standing directly in front of the house, you can just about make out that the roses have been pruned. I grabbed the chance to prune them mid week, in between coats of paint drying. I've an admission to make. Rose pruning terrifies me! Even more so now that you are all bearing witness to my attempts.
Greenery is provided by way of the odd evergreen or two and the emerging perennials. The Cordyline and Phormium in their respective pots have managed through winter with no protection. I did not buy these plants. They are plants I would not normally choose for the garden. They were bought by my mother who just happens to be naturally drawn to plants that I either don't particularly like or are tender. The fact that the Cordyline was so expensive stops me from disposing of it!
|View towards the house|
|Crocus sieberi Spring Beauty|
|Podocarpus x Young Rusty|
|Erysimum Walberton's Fragrant Star|
|Iris bucharica shoots end of February 2015|
Please join me and other garden bloggers for their End of Month View posts over at The Patient Gardeners Weblog - everyone is welcome! Thanks for reading. I'm off to see what's been going on in your garden this past month.