It’s late winter and we’ve had sun, snow and rain today in North West England. Spring is only three weeks away so it’s time for me to get on with tidying the garden. We’ve had some lovely dried flowers and seed heads in the garden all winter.
I’ve encountered insects such as Ladybirds around the garden over the past few days which suggests to me that their hibernation is over.
So I think it’s safe for me to remove the old dried stalks, faded stems and seed heads to give the garden it’s late winter tidy up.
Do you remember the Ladybird I found hiding away in a dried flower in autumn?
It’s gone now. I hope it survived.
Some plants are looking decidedly tatty. Some are still beautiful. Nevertheless it seems like the right time to cut back the old stems and have a good clean up. I’ve enjoyed their faded beauty for a few months. Now I’m looking forward to the surge of new growth that will rush in as the days lengthen and the suns rays warm the earth.
In the meantime I’m enjoying these Hydrangeas for a little longer.