Well February was 2° warmer this year than its average and it showed in Coolwater Garden, with plants delighted with the weather. They will have a rude shock at the beginning of March, though, with very cold weather forecast.
This is a Butterbur in the water garden, which flowers before the foliage appears.
And lovely buds on this Wedding Cake tree. I planted it instead of a Canary Island Date palm, which suffers the effect of cold winter winds defoliating the fronds. After I’d chainsawed the palm down to the base, Lo! And Behold! it shot up four feet high from below ground level in eight months. Talk about wanting to live!
Beautiful dark foliage on this Sedum spathifolium purpurea, much admired by everyone.
And, lastly, saxifrages starting to flower in the tufa rock.