February in the garden (before Storm Ciara) and some new plants
Yesterday was a lovely day with sunshine and even a bit of a blue sky. I went into town and was tempted by some plants - some iris reticulata and more snowdrops (well, you can never have too many) as well as some geraniums. Above is iris 'Harmony'...
...this is 'Pixie'...
...and this one is 'Painted Lady'. I have never had much success with these plants, so I shall enjoy them in their pots and then plant them in the garden. If they come back next year, that's a bonus.
The geraniums I bought are here - geranium cantabrigiense 'St Ola'. I have potted them into pots where they will stay until April or May depending on the weather. I have some cantabrigiense with pink flowers, so I think these white flowers will look good with them.
My hellebores in the border are starting to flower - here is Harvington Pink speckled...
...and Harvington Single Red which has taken a couple of years to settle in.
Cardamine quinquefolia is getting ready to flower and I think this may be a bit early.
Lovely winter flowering honeysuckle is still flowering away and on a sunny day like yesterday, the scent was beautiful.
The little flowers pack a real punch of fragrance.
Here is hellebore 'Hello Ruby' still going well (in a small pot). I will pot the poor thing on once it has finished flowering.
Here are the snowdrops I bought yesterday. I love them!
Finally, here's a plant we picked up at our local Aldi - Peperomia 'Napoli Nights'. I had been seeing peperomias all over the internet in other blogs and decided this one was coming home with me. It came in a sweet little stripy pot too. It will need re-potting soon, but I will let it settle in a bit first. Today has been very windy and we have also had hail and sudden rain too, but so far, we have been a lot luckier than many areas of the UK. If you are in the UK, I hope you have been safe through this storm.