Sunday, February 04, 2018

The Garden in Early February

The UK has a bit of a cold spell at the moment, although fortunately not too cold - about 3C this morning. Despite the cold it was a bright day in the garden to I took advantage and went out with the camera.

Blue sky almost makes it feel like spring is here.
After a couple of year this border has filled out nicely. Schefflera taiwaniana at the front

Schefflera myriocarpa

Cotton exploring 


Outside the jungle hut

With the sunshine, the jungle hut feels warm and inviting.


Fatsia japonica 'spiders web'



Twinkles always gets much fluffier in the winter
So although I had intended to spend some time gardening this morning, the cold weather soon made me change my plans, and a warm cup of tea was very much welcomed.

Gaz

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  1. Despite the intense cold (I can hardly imagine 37F!), your tropical garden looks healthy and happy. The cats do too. Twinkles was signalling that she (he?) was ready for her (his?) close-up!

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    1. Really pleased with the way it looks even in the depths of winter :)

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  2. We've had a relatively mild winter here and no freezes are predicted for the rest of February so I think we can say goodbye to winter! Your garden certainly looks lush, green, and ready for spring.

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    1. That sounds wonderful! Wish we can say the same here but springs just around the corner now...

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  3. Like Peter we are saying goodbye to winter here in Northern California as well .70 degrees in February is a bit disturbing, but it definitely enhances the weed-pulling experience. The Jungle Hut looks splendid !

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  4. Blue skies are very energising, wish we had more of them! Even strolling around with your camera counts as 'gardening' as I'm sure you were noting what needs to be done on the next slightly warmer day. My patch is not looking nearly as lush as yours so wrapping up warm and digging up plants, weeding or moving pots has been keeping me warm outside.

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    1. At least the blue skies help :) not long now till spring!

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  5. Given that real temperatures can’t be conveyed through the medium of a blog your pictures transported me straight to the tropics! Lovely to see. Wrap up guys, it’s going to get colder.

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    1. Hope this cold spell doesn’t last long!

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  6. Like everyone else, I can't believe that these photos were taken in winter. There is an astonishing amount of greenery in your garden! Has it snowed with you yet - or is it your turn tomorrow?

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    1. We’ve had several bouts but thankfully none lasted :)

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  7. Hard to believe that it's still only February when looking at all the lush leafiness. That large blue pot looks fabulous. Is there anything planted in it?

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    1. One in the pic doesn’t have any planted yet but might rectified come spring!

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  8. Looks pristine and not much tidying to do so plenty of time for you to go travelling (again)

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    1. Yep before we get busy for spring :)

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  9. Wow, the Jungle Hut has really developed into a tropical retreat! Your garden looks lush and fully developed. In that second picture from the top: the bamboo to the left of the blue pot looks a lot like an indigenous inhabitant of the tropics! I see a long neck, a face with nose, mouth, eyes and a headless of bamboo leaves! Is this just my imagination, or does it look like that in real life?

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  10. Oops, that should be headress of bamboo leaves!

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