Month: February 2018

Snowdrops – heralding an approaching spring

Snowdrops – heralding an approaching spring

    A really gratifying task at this time of year is working with snowdrops. Snowdrops (Galanthus) are a beautiful winter-flowering plant. My excitement bubbles up on seeing them because they feel also like the first heralds of an approaching spring. Other gardeners have commented…

Ideas for February

Ideas for February

Start sowing: You can start off vegetables and flowers indoors. If you don’t have a greenhouse or a propagator, a warm windowsill will do.   Start weeding: Even at this time of year unwanted plants are sprouting. Common weeds like hairy bittercress and celandine are…