My passion in life is gardening and specifically growing flowers from seed

Month: February, 2017

Spring bulbs

On a day when it’s miserable and wet I have noticed some lovely spring bulbs flowering in my garden that I want to share with you, all yellow! Not really my favourite colour but so bright and cheery on a day like today! Firstly, the Tete-a-test in my wooden wheelbarrow that actually needs repairing but I have to empty it first. Then some crocus and finally more mini daffodils in troughs that have wallflowers in as well. 


Just a couple of pictures of my Camellia flowering in the greenhouse. I think it’s a variety called Debbie and I originally bought it for my late grandmothers garden that I planted last year but I fell in love with the pretty pink flower on the label so it stayed here in a pot and is currently overwintering in the greenhouse and I’m so glad I kept it. What do you think? 

Please excuse the bubble wrap, it’s protecting the plants in the greenhouse!

February 2017 in my garden

It’s been a sunny but cold winters day today but there is some colour in the garden to cheer one up. Many of my bulbs are appearing now and we even have a few tiny crocus flowering. My neighbour across the road whom I garden for in spring and summer has many crocus up but we’ve always said she has her own microclimate.

So, here is what’s flowering in my garden this month. A lovely hellebore that avoided being dug out last year (the leaves aren’t quite as diseased as the others) and 2 little primulas