February and it already feels like spring…?

Ken Crowther travels around the UK, finding unique people and places to interview for the World Radio Gardening site. Let’s find out where he’s been this week!

“This week, I have been inspecting the gardens our company maintains.  What still excites me is to see how much spring growth has already started to appear.  Many of the species crocus are in full bloom, the snowdrops are still flowering, and the daffodils and narcissus are in bud ready to bloom. 

One of the gardens I visited had a superb Garrya elliptica with tassels nearly five inches long, and looked fantastic by their back door.  On the other side of the front door, to make their day, was a Lonicera fragrantissima. This under-rated plants gives out a perfume as good as a clump of hyacinths.  Never be satisfied with just summer colour, look out for plants that can brighten your garden in winter too!”


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