Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day – February 2017

Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day.  Sorry I am a day late but life rather got in the way.  I also have to admit that nothing very different is happening in My Hesperides Garden regarding foliage this month.Pauline at Lead up the Garden Path has written a lovely post, describing  the promise that each new foliage brings to her garden, do visit her post, if you haven’t already (she wrote her post before me this month!)

Foliage is still obviously the most important feature in my garden, it is just that there is really nothing new to report and rather than just prattle on this month, I’m going to leave you with an image of the foliage planting that always looks great in my garden.

Upper Drive Border

Upper Drive Border

The flowering shrub that couldn’t be left out of the image is Lonicera fragrantissima; it is flowering better than ever before.

What foliage would you like to share with us this month?  Just link to and from this post is the usual way.

Good gardening, and enjoy spring!

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22 thoughts on “Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day – February 2017

  1. I didn’t know that lonicera was called sweet breath of spring. I learn something new every day. Your garden looks lovely Christina. Mine is currently being battered to death by storm Doris. We’ve had to go into Nottingham, and it was such a frightening journey weaving in and out of fallen branches and dodging pedestrians being blown off the pavements. It was like driving through mulch, so many twigs and leaves have been brought down. Just looking at my snowdrops which as literally shivering in the wind. The large flowered ones have been torn to pieces. Luckily most of my snowdrops are common tiny nivalis. x

  2. Your Lonicera is so full of blooms, it must smell wonderful. The foliage looks good in your garden all year round and gives it such amazing structure. Here there are plenty of plump buds promising tender new foliage very soon.

    • Evergreens cope much better with the drought than deciduous trees and shrubs, in some ways this surprises me but I suppose it shouldn’t. Growth occurs in early spring but even more in autumn which of course is when deciduous trees are losing their leaves.

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