It's the first day of February, which means it's time for February's photo of the garden for my A Year In The Secret Garden series.
Yes! It's sunny! After three weeks of literally not a speck of sun, the sun came out this morning. Incredible.
Here are some details. The secret patio - I actually like the patio at this time of year before it becomes completely overgrown with climbers, because you can see the bones of it:
You can read about how we built the patio here.
There are new buds on Clematis Crystal Fountain, which grows up the shed, and otherwise looks completely dead:
And there are also flower buds on Clematis Winter Beauty and Clematis Armandii:
Daffodil bulbs are coming up everywhere, and the Ikea lanterns sparkled in the winter sun:
Someone decided to take a time out and catch some rays - and someone else enjoyed padding around on the lawn:
You can see the entire A Year In The Secret Garden series in this photo gallery.
Do you have a garden? How is it looking at the moment?
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