kate burtonwood -- Lover of Green Things, rhs and botanically trained horticulturist, happy gardener

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 […]