WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN FEBRUARY 2021

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      I'll start us off ... my Persian Cyclamen persicum which seeded itself in a little border ...

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        I'll get around to taking some photos, tomorrow I hope, but just seen some Eucomis pop up in the greenhouse :hapydancsmil:. They hadn't come through two hours ago but are popping up through the surface now :)
         
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            Prim and proper:smile:

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              A few things I saw in my garden today (before the downpour !) ....

              Hellebores :-

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              Clumps of Snowdrops appearing here and there :-

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              Daphne odorata :-

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              Purple Heather, Erica :-

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              In the conservatory this Amaryllis has five flowers :-

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                  I'm not sure there are many things looking good in the garden. Most of the garden is tatty and needs a lot of work done on it.

                  A lot of the double snowdrops are now opening but most of the singles are still to open.
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                  Still trying to open early
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                  Sarcococca is now sending out a very strong scent
                  Pink
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                  White
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                  and grows quite bushy
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                    The lawns look fairly good from a distance
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                    But close-up I'm not sure you could call it a lawn. It should really be called a moss
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                    One advantage is that I've just found this bee orchid in it
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                    Dark leaves can look good

                    Pittisporum tenuifolium
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                    Ophiopogon
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                    The pot has got a bit overcrowded - we have dozens of different varieties and all need thinning. We give away a lot of babies
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                    Maidenhair fern is beginning to perk up
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                      Cyclamen go mad in our garden and spread everywhere. In the Spring these will just get mowed. Any friends are welcome to come and dig them up
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                      In the same area of lawn we have the underground pipes that go through this section to the soakaway for our cesspool :rolleyespink:. The taller plants are allium siculum that we dig out and sell for the charity. The snowdrops have suddenly appeared so some people may get free Shiney bonuses. :)
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                      More self-seeded cyclamen that are going to have to go as I can't get the mower through
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                      Artichokes are just coming up and need a good tidy up
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                      Still lots of moss to get out of the flower beds :doh:
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                        Thank you @CarolineL , I only bought it last year. It's still in its pot, I have to find somewhere to plant it now :smile:

                        I think you are lucky to have Cyclamen spreading like that @shiney :smile: You seem to have a large garden ...
                         
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                          The Cyclamen spread like rampant weeds and are quite invasive in our garden. In the last three years they have travelled well over 100ft from their original bed :hate-shocked:.

                          It's a large garden and takes a lot of work nowadays :old: :noidea:

                          The picture of the largish lawn with the moss takes up about a quarter of our front garden. :phew: I have to get someone in nowadays to cut the hedges, prune the fruit trees and do the heavy digging and we don't keep things in as good condition as they used to be.
                           
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                            It looks nice though @shiney, and although I can understand how much of a nuisance the Cyclamen can be they must look very colourful when they flower.

                            I'm glad you can find help, it makes life easier doesn't it ... although I am reluctant to ask for help myself but maybe I'll have to one day.
                             
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                              They certainly do! :)
                               
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                                Definite signs spring is on its way here with some more new flowers in the garden with a few showing here in this video I posted a couple of days back.

                                Still a lot of things dormant as well so will probably move a few more tree saplings later.

                                Happy gardening!
                                 
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