What to spot in the garden in February

The heather collection at Nymans

As late winter eases into early spring, the passing of another season is marked by the appearance of buds, blossom and bloom.

Snowdrops emerging in the winter garden
Snowdrops emerging in the winter garden

Although the snowdrop display hasn’t been prolific this year – the ground has been waterlogged and the soil has become compacted – there’re still patches of the delicate emblem of spring dotted all around the garden.

Bright pink cyclamen on the main lawn
Bright pink cyclamen on the main lawn

Bright pink cyclamen can be seen around the edges of the main lawn and in winter walk. Spot their bright splashes of colour dotted all around the garden. 

Sunny daffodils on the lawn at Nymans
Sunny daffodils on the lawn at Nymans

Sunny yellow daffodils are starting to bloom with the biggest display currently by Holly Corner. In a few weeks time we should have good displays of the flower throughout the garden.   

Winter flowering heather
Winter flowering heather

Head down to the heather garden to enjoy the pinks and whites of the heather and far reaching views across the Weald and out to the South Downs.  

Crocuses coming into flower throughout the garden
Crocuses coming into flower throughout the garden

Purple and white crocuses  are starting to bloom both by the Curly Steps and along Lime Avenue. Bright and bold in the spring sunshine they do a great job attracting bees.  

" Half of the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination"
- Mrs C.W. Earle 1836-1925