Pershore Garden in late February 2006
The Pershore Garden in late February
February 2006 has been cold and frosty , with a lack of sunshine (and rain). As a result some plants have been later flowering than we have come to expect.
Saxifragas, however, can be relied on , even on the north side of the tufa stack and some have been in flower since January.
The photo shows Saxifraga x poluanglica ’Loxley’. This hybrid of S. poluniniana was bred by B. Dowker and D. Walkey .
The sunshine from last week brought out the flowers of the snowdrops and hellebores in the re-named ’herbaceous border’ at the rear of the garden.
New hellebores and named snowdrops will be planted shortly to increase the range of hellebore colour and snowdrop species and cultivars on display.
Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin'
On the Cotswold bed, Iris ’Katharine Hodgkin’ is standing up well to the weather and, generally, has better colour when grown outside rather than in a pot.