The Stopwatch Gardener

A gardening blog from Sheila M. Averbuch

SWG002 Early February in a Scottish cottage garden


Galanthus Nivalis flore pleno

Welcome to the latest Stopwatch Gardener podcast, where I take a sunny February walk around the garden. If you use iTunes, there’s a link to subscribe at the bottom of this blog, or you can sign up in the margin here to get an e-mail alert whenever I publish a new episode.

In this episode, I take another look at the courtyard, which has had a fabulous early-spring cleaning with a power washer, and I take a stroll through the emerging foliage of bulbs, from muscari to tulips to narcissus. I’ve also spotted leaves of an emerging bulb I can’t identify, but I’ll come back to that in a future episode.

I also take a peek at my just-pruned wisteria floribunda, which has challenged me to grow it in such a way that its longer racemes of flowers show well: this variety is really better grown on a pergola, so its flowers can be shown to best effect, but in my garden it’s up tight against the wall.

Whatever you’re doing in your garden this week, I hope you get a spot of sunshine for it!

Plants mentioned in this episode:

  • Peach Avalon Pride
  • Anemone Blanda
  • Narcissus
  • Tulips
  • Allium “Purple Sensation”
  • Muscari
  • Hyacinth
  • Snowdrop: Galanthus Nivalis flore pleno (pictured above)
  • Crocus crysanthus
  • Wisteria Floribunda

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2 Comments to

“SWG002 Early February in a Scottish cottage garden”

  1. On February 6th, 2014 at 7:17 pm alison Says:

    Wonderful! Just listened to your podcast and thoroughly enjoyed my ‘walk’ round your garden. So professional – I would have been totally tongue tied! Great to hear about similar plants to those in my own garden and to hear your lovely descriptions of their progress.

  2. On February 6th, 2014 at 9:33 pm The StopWatch Gardener Says:

    Oh thank you Alison; I am just starting out with podcasting but am a huge fan of the “walkabout” segments in other gardening shows (like Gardener’s Corner BBC Radio Ulster), so that’s what I decided to do. I could talk all day and night about plants, much to my poor husband’s dismay! So glad you enjoyed it.

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