Through the Garden Gate February 2021

 What a difference a month makes!  With more day light hours, the sound of the birds song waking us and appearance of catkins, pussy willow, daffodils and crocus it feels that nature is once again on the move! We are so glad to see it too, although we have been lucky to be so busy, this lockdown seems so much more difficult than last Spring. (Since the end of December we have been unable to meet up anyone from outside our household and trips outside the home are restricted to food shopping and local walks.) The endless days of rain, storms, grey skies and muddy walks have taken their toll, so it is even more wonderful to see colour and signs of a new beginning in the garden!

The Christmas box (Sarcococca confusa) was covered in sweet smelling pure white flowers. A few of these were bought into the house to enjoy.

The rain has stopped for a few days at least, giving us the opportunity to get out and spend much needed time in the garden. The soil was so wet on our first venture out, that the main jobs were limited to pruning and enjoying discovering what was emerging.

What are the highlights of your garden this month? 

It is always wonderful to see other gardens from around the world and share our love of gardening. If you want to join in Through the Garden Gate please let me know in the comments below and I will add you blog below. You are welcome to join in for any time during the year , and it can just be a one off or a more regular monthly visit, it's up to you!

Coastal Ripples

Pam's English Cottage Garden

Crafty Gardener

Get me to the country

Margaret's Patch

Elephant's Eye on False Bay

In anticipation that I will have the same internet problems I have shared links to my usual blogging friends that  usually take part if  they don't manage a gardening post this month there is still lots of interesting posts to read. I am determined to not let the blogger stop me from sharing gardens from around the world!

Take care, stay safe.



  1. It is always a pleasure to see your garden - you are always a bit ahead of us up here on the Pennines and your pictures give me a taste of what is to come. x

  2. Your garden is bursting with spring colour. As always I'm envious of your snow drops. I've tried but failed to get them to flower. Your hellebores are looking good and I'm intrigued by the scented flowers on the box hedge.
    This is my current link for February's garden.B x

  3. Your beautiful blooms must lift your spirits! It’s been a hard year though.

    We are in another “circuit breaker” here, with an outbreak of unknown origin like before Christmas. This breaker is set for two weeks now with young people between the ages of 14-29 being tested in our area. We can walk and do regular outdoor activities on our own however. Lots of closures and restrictions otherwise.

    This too shall pass.

  4. Beautiful spring flowers. February is finished today, still winter here but there is a hint of better things to come.

  5. Sarah- It is so wonderful to see something green and growing and blooming. I live in WI and we will not see anything in bloom until the very end of April or even the first part of May. Everything looks so beautiful. Happy Sunday- xo Diana

  6. I bought Christmas box a year ago. Does it have to get a certain size or age before it will bloom>

  7. Some lovely spring flowers in your garden, Sarah, I particularly like the fragrance of the box.

  8. Here is mine

    Muddy walks ... eww, but how delightful your spring flowers are!!

  9. Sarah, your garden is further along than mine and I enjoyed seeing what is ahead for us. The snow has melted and the weather today is 74 degrees (F)! We went from a deep freeze to spring all in one week. Now after seeing your pictures, I really am looking forward to working in the garden.

  10. It’s wonderful to see your garden. Your spring flowers are beautiful. I like those colours. Of course, you are invited in my garden, which can be found here

  11. Your spring garden is really lighting up, I absolutely love the crocuses... enjoy spring!

  12. Oh it´s really Springtime in your garden! So many flowers...
    The days are so much longer and brighter - welcome lovely March :)
    Love from Titti

  13. Isn't it wonderful to be able to get out in the garden again after all that awful weather?
    Here's my garden blog:

  14. here is my March


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