February 2012

Pure, frosty, beautiful February – a little snow at the start and only four days of rain through the whole month – no doubt to be regretted in months to come once the dreaded South-east hose-pipe ban is in place.

In the garden Clematis cirrhosa ‘Jingle Bells’ has survived the severe pruning I gave it in autumn. Masses of fresh, bronze shoots have appeared and drooping flowers are nodding in the breeze.

Snowdrops have clumped up nicely under the cherry tree and beside the back door the first flower of Camellia japonica ‘Silver Anniversary’ has opened. Chaenomeles x superba ‘Jet Trail’, a mass of flowers and buds, fills me with delight.

At Sissinghurst, Vita Sackville West, using only white-flowering plants, created a marvellous ‘white garden’ and looking at these pictures I find myself considering the same – not for long though – there would be far too many favourite colours to give up.

Judith Glover Garden Diary February 2012

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