February brought a lot more colour to the garden than I was expecting. Though it rained a lot, we were also blessed with a some sunnier days, and birdsong to accompany it. It really felt at times as though spring were just around the corner.
My potted tulips started to come through, can’t wait to see their flowers ~ I can’t quite remember what colour they will be.
February also saw me having a good sort out in my greenhouse. Is it weird that I kind of loved sorting and stacking my plant pots?
And I found a hessian bag of small bulbs. I’ve no idea what they are, but they are coming up nicely! I’m thinking maybe hyacinths?
I had two main [and back-breaking] projects in February. Firstly, to dig over this vast corner of the garden – formerly a jungle of shoulder-height nettles and thistles – after discovering some brown furry, pink-tailed visitors had moved in under the old shed panels. It has taken so long to do, and I’m very much feeling it still in my lower back a week on, but it’s ready now to be turfed over once the risk of frost has passed.
I was lucky I had a little helper.
And my second, way more exciting project, is that after six years of waiting I finally have my sleepers for my raised veg beds! We had lots of fun planning where they would go – having ordered the timber and then losing the piece of paper with our original plans on!
Two are built and I’m awaiting a lovely, smelly delivery of horse manure! I never though poo would make me quite this excited.
To close for now, I will share some snaps of my little companion. I think I’m his best friend, as I have dug up so many worms for him this last few weeks.
I’m linking this post to How does your garden grow? over at beautiful Fable & Folk.