Work in the garden has been extremely limited during February.
The rain made it unpleasant and the soil has been sodden for weeks, making it unworkable, writes the Anonymous Gardener.
One job we did complete was the pruning of the roses. This was done early in February; much earlier than I would normally expect to complete the job.
But as my dad says: garden by the weather and not the calendar.
The truth is that we have not had a “real” winter with snow and ice. It’s been wet and pretty warm.
The roses were sprouting – as they have done since the pruning (see photo in the gallery below) – and spring flowers were just waiting for the rain clouds to disappear.
So look through the gallery (click to enlarge) for some early spring colour which brings joy to a gardener’s heart.