The hedgerow in February.
Lesser celandine, winter aconite, primroses, and snowdrops appear. Perhaps even some purple dog violets. The sun is still weak but on warmer days it can feel as if spring is on its way.
A few blackberries of the wild privet bushes cling on, but this is a lean time for foraging.
New moon to 1st quarter; 1st-2nd and 23rd-29th. Sow crops that develop below ground. Dig the soil.
Moon gardening is peaceful, thrilling and a lot is accomplished when my son goes to bed!
Full Moon on the 9th is appropriately called Storm moon. We have our own storm brewing so be careful this coming Sunday, as gale-force winds will sweep the UK.
The nights are cold and the deep chill of February has set in. How do the homeless amongst us cope, as we throw another log on the fire?
If you can withstand the chill, its a lovely time for spotting constellations.
Spring is drawing near. my favourite time of the year. The days are lengthening and nights are at last shortening.