It is the end of February.
We should celebrate the emergence of super hellebores in the garden.
I have increased my stock to include a mixture of varieties.
Some bow their heads, while others show their speckled flowers.
The colours range from “Nigra: which is a dark purple , to cream.
Soft pinks are delicate and refreshing.
Next week I hope to visit Hodsock Priory in North Nottinghamshire.
Here snowdrops are mixed with hellebores in sweeping beds.
Give it a try.
It is time to get outside again.
I have covered this before but it is worth looking at again.
There are lots of new ideas around.
Where are some:
On walls coaching lights are very popular.
For pergolas there is a choice of string lights or lanterns.
For patio tables Edison has a good table light for £14.00
Also for table are floating lights you put in a glass. Another idea is a light that goes in a spent wine bottle.
Of course there is the more traditional wax candle in a pot.
For a stronger light electric lights are super.
A landscaper cut through my power cable last year.
This is on the “to-do ” list.
Why not go for a mixture of lights that you can enjoy whatever the weather in
any part of the day.
I hope this has encouraged you to revamp the lights in your garden.
Tuesday is the 14th February!
Traditionally it was the man who gave flowers to the woman.
Nowadays that is changing.
I hope that my husband and I will both exchange gifts!
Tea lights in the shape of a heart would work well for a man.
Chocolates are a favourite for the lady.
However, there are lots of on-line ways to send flowers.
Bloom and Wild do letterbox flowers that the recipient can arrange themselves.
So do Bunches.co.uk
Designer florist include Wild at Heart.
They will offer a bespoke arrangement.
Likewise Freedie’s Flowers in Wandsworth.
We could do with something cheering this week as the Winter continues .
I am hoping that I am lucky on Tuesday!
Snowdrops are numerous,as are hellebores.
Lots of tulips are coming up.
Time to cut back grasses to make way for new growth.
Maybe de-head old perennials.
I have done a little pruning as well.
You can start to plan gardening activities.
Take the chance when the weather is good to feel that you are a gardener again.
It will do you good.!