The bees might be hibernating at the moment, but it won’t be long until they’ll be looking for food and places to stay. It’s time to get the garden bee-friendly.
A fanfare of Crocuses usher in Spring.
Now that we have proof that Spring is actually coming, I’ve been tidying up the garden, planning ahead, and uncovering the colourful bulbs.
Despite the constant onslaught of snow, the bulbs are determined to put on a good show.
Making the most of a sunny February day, I have ventured into the garden to check on the new bulbs and see which plants survived the -11C weather.
Crocus ‘Giant Ruby’ on full flower – spring seems to have arrived.
The Crocus ‘Giant Ruby’ bulbs have grown and are about to flower, and some of the veg are already growing.
Snow and severely low temperatures have come as a shock to some plants, whilst others carry on regardless.
The Crocus ‘Giant Ruby’ bulbs have begun to peep through the soil.
Andrew looks back at the successes and failures of 2011, and plans for 2012!