Through the Garden Gate February 2019
Welcome to our garden this month, we have been basking in sun for the last few days and the flowers have been loving it, just look at these amazing crocus. We bought the bulbs the September before last, they were the recommended star buy and it's not hard to see why, the bees are loving them too.
I'm a bit hesitant to mention "Spring" in the garden this month, shortly after posting last month's post the garden ended up looking like this!
This year on our monthly visits into our garden I am going to concentrate on colour combinations. I have realised over the years that although my preference is on the blue, purple, pink spectrum, that my favourite combinations vary according to the seasons and the plants in flower at the time. Do you have any favourtite colours in your garden? A yellow and purple colour combination looks so dramatic. One of my favourite garden designers Penelope Hobhouse once said :
"The ideal garden is one in which a collection of trees, shrubs and plants have been procured and allotted to the best space available and are so arranged and tended that they are seen to their advantage, each in relation to the other. Every plant, of whatever shape or size, should be chosen not only for its individual merits but for its power to enhance the charms of neighbouring plants by contrast or combination in foliage or in flower colour."
On of our weekly dog walks involves walking past a small holding. We look forward to seeing what these lambs are doing. Their mothers seem to get exasperated with them and keep trying to call them away from here! This afternoon they were jumping in the air and chasing each other up and down the mound.
The local wildlife experts have noticed that the swallows have already appeared. This is almost a month earlier than usual, have you seen any yet or any other wildlife sightings?
What are the highlights in your garden this month?
It is always wonderful to see other gardens and watch their development during the year. If you want to join in with Through the garden gate each month please let me know in the comments below and I will add your site.
Red Dirt Farm
Pam's English Cottage Garden
Elephant's Eye on False Bay
Get Me To The Country
Until next time!