Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Springing Into Action.

Now we've hit February I've been keen to get out and see some Snowdrops. Our modest little patch are way off opening as we have a north facing garden. Seeing as Mr GBT always follows orders [who am I kidding!] we bundled into the metal box with a wheel at each corner and made for Nymans for our first pilgrimage of 2015. As ever our visit didn't disappoint.

At first sight it appears that seeing the garden at this time of year is all about the bare bones of the structure- the leafless trees, the shapes of the remaining seed heads and grasses with the colours coming in from the dogwoods and the conifers. Is it me or do those grasses look just like ostrich plumes?!




Despite Spring officially beginning on 21st March thankfully Nature disregards the human obsession with calendars and time and if you looked carefully the signs were there.

Magnolia buds


Hellebores



And as for the Snowdrops....why yes. Many still haven't bloomed but will put on a dazzling display in the next couple of weeks. The beautifully marked Snowflakes were also out.



It was good to see the wheel turning as the days lengthen once again.

Arilx

3 comments:

  1. It all looks wonderful - I love this time of year. I'm off to one of the local National Trust properties on Sunday; it's closed for the winter but will open for one day only for one of the local charities to hold a fund raising event, a beautiful snowdrop walk in the grounds.

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  2. Ooo, that second hellebore is lovely!

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  3. Thank you for your comments. The sunshine made it all the prettier!
    Arilx

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