Saturday, 27 February 2021

The Delargo Gardens - February

Here we are me darlins at the end of February and gosh what a month. 

Snow, ice and pots frozen for over a week. Now at the end of the month, sunshine and Mediterranean temperatures. I must admit, me dears, that I prefer the latter.

The lovely Mr. DeVice has already posted his Iris reticulata from his world-famous garden in  Norfolk.

Delargo Towers offers -

These old stalwarts

Our Cyclamen are rather late this year compared to previous years

but they are all flowering well now.

Mid month we saw the end of the Snowdrops but they were a great joy while they lasted

They have now been replaced by these little darlings

A quick tour of the rambling gardens here at 'Delargo Towers' soon shows that we are indeed betwixt and between Winter and Spring and a good clean up is a bit overdue.

I am often amiss at showing you our front garden.

the photo of these little gems was taken not long after our visit from 

the mini ' Beast from the East '

I stuck last years window box daffs in the ground under the window and they have thanked me for it.

Back to the real world. Our joyous Begonias were taken out of storage on 1st February. They were massive and now at the end of the month are well into growth.

The most wonderful Birthday present arrived all packaged up from David Austin Roses

'Gertrude Jekyll '

And this is her planted up. Thank you my beloved

Lots of work to do, cleaning and sorting. Planting new arrivals and above all, sowing seeds

 Luckily we have Doncaster Donny to look after things

Lots of work to do but with fair weather and a strong heart we will get there and enjoy the benefit when Summer finally arrives.



  1. Yay! Spring's almost here! Jx

    1. It certainly felt like it today in the garden.

  2. As I suspected, yours are displayed, whereas mine are just haphazard. Those irises really look wonderful coming up through gravel. And all those pots of beautiful bulbs and corms really brighten up your (already well lit) back passage!
    Your garden and pots already look rather tidy - there can't be that much more to do, surely?

    Oh, and: Seeds! I must plant seeds tomorrow.

    1. P.S. Belated birthday happiness! I'm sure that rose will look gorgeous come summer.

    2. Thank you dear boy.
      We do need to get on with sorting out the the dead and dying and re-potting the living. Then it is like a game of tetris arranging the pots to look like garden.

  3. I am so grateful to see signs of Spring that I feel like sobbing.
    I bumped heads with a couple of Bumblebees yesterday, and I didn't care.

    1. We feel the same way Ms Scarlet.
      It has been a miserable winter and I shall be glad to see the back of it
      Seeing the bumblebees is indeed a joy

  4. that's something to look forward to. Greetings!


    1. Hello, thank you for popping into the garden.
      Yes I think we are all looking forward too Spring proper. I just wish it would hurry up.
      We are in mid March now and we already some colourful treats to share for the next post

  5. Doncaster Donny? I never knew you had help with the garden ;-). It looks lovely as usual and I can't wait until we can have an "at home" to see them in real life! Ttfn, Hils xxx

    1. How lovely of you to pop into the garden and say Hello. Fab to see you Hils.
      Donny does his best to help but as he can't move, he is actually not much help at all, bless him.
      I can't wait until we can have a family day in the garden too and perhaps a glass or two.