That February Garden #february #garden

February can be a rather meah month for the garden, what with excess rain, some snow and mud… oh yes, mud. It can be a month for some structural work and there are always shoots of hope peeking through. And when the sun shines, it can be lovely… if bloody cold.

The main work has been to prune the apple tree – it’s an ancient cooker a bramley and for two of the last three years ahs supplied over 800 apples a year each – last year the lovely dry sunny spring wasn’t lovely for the crop and we had less than 200 but still a year off isn’t a problem.

I re tracked a path that will be gravelled later this month and there were pergolas to prune…

And otherwise… well, here are a few images showing you some of what we’ve experienced – same view, different days – and then some of the early signs of colour – this year the snowdrops and crocuses have been fantastic…

and some colour…

And for those of you who are only here for Dog…

So there we go… we did mow the lawn once, too so spring is definitely coming…

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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34 Responses to That February Garden #february #garden

  1. Love the pics of your dog…… Milo is it? Maggie loved smelling the flowers too.
    Lovely garden Geoff. We are beginning to work on ours.

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  2. Darlene says:

    Thanks for the dog pictures!! (The garden looks great too) xo

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  3. willowdot21 says:

    Love the beautiful garden photos….. And if course Dog 💜💜💜

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  4. Erika says:

    It feels so good when those first spring flowers appear. I cannot get enough from the many crocus nests in my garden.

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  5. Lovely photos as always! I especially like the ancient apple tree. ❤

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  6. V.M.Sang says:

    The crocuses and snowdrops are lovely.

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  7. I can see Dog and me strolling through the lovely garden (s) and that is as it should be! ❤

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  8. JT Twissel says:

    It’s sunny here as well but there is a cold wind blowing down from Canada so sitting in the garden isn’t that pleasant! Such a lovely place Geoff – I don’t think I’d ever want to leave!

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  9. Spring always feels like a miracle:) Lovely photos, Geoff!

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  10. A very impressive tour. You won’t be surprised to know that I like the brick bound path winding round the tree.

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  11. Pam Lazos says:

    You keep a fine looking garden, Geoff.

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  12. Elizabeth says:

    20 degrees with an Arctic wind makes me look in amazement at anything, much less a lawn, growing right now. Thank goodness no warm snap preceded this, so nothing had peeped its head up just to be snuffed out. (Good gracious, I am really anthropomorphizing the yard!)

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  13. willedare says:

    I love seeing the same view of your lovely garden on different days, at different times of day, with different light and clouds, etc. Hurrah for your early blossoms!!! ONE snowdrop has dared to sprout and bloom so far in our tiny front garden in the Boston (USA) area — and today we (like some of your previous commenters) are experiencing an Arctic blast. But tomorrow is forecast to be sunny and warmer; so a few crocus may decide they are ready to push their noses out of the ground… THANK YOU for this lovely taste of spring!

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  14. Jennie says:

    This is so lovely, Geoff. Crocus in the middle of the yard is a a pleasant surprise. We still have snow, but the weather will warm up at last next week.

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  15. Rowena says:

    For some reason, Rosie seemed to see the photos of Mylo as a queue to lean over me with her paw press firmly on my shoulder, ball in mouth demanding a throw. We call her “standover dog”.
    I enjoyed the series of photos of your emerging garden, especially the patch of snow. My parents have an English style garden with loads of camellias and azaleas. It becomes a bit of an overgrown wilderness, though, and reminds me of Wordsworth’s forgotten village. They’re lucky to get the cars down the driveway and we recently gave them a hedge trimmer. In Spring, their front lawn turns into a field of snowbells and forget-me-nots and the ground is covered in moss. It’s rather pretty.

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