Spring Flowers in a February Garden.

Some things can only be said with flowers and I don’t mean the shop bought, cellophane wrapped kind! I mean real plants in flower and at their best, even in a February Garden.

The coming of Spring is acknowledged by the arrival of the earliest of our Spring bulbs.

This week in February and we have already seen so many Spring flowers come into full bloom.

Never can I recall seeing Crocus, Snowdrops, winter aconites and daffs flowering at the same time.

Snowdrops are quickly becoming an obsession of mine!

Even the forced Amaryliss and Hycainths have been enjoying the warm Spring sunshine, our walled garden provides.

This sturdy Italian terracotta pot is filled to the brim with winter interest.

Cornus mas cloud pruned Cornelian cherry burst into flower this week in February.


Spring flowers can be enjoyed indoors with the foresight of forcing bulbs into bloom for a splash of colour and some heavenly scents in your home.


Hellebores have been flowering for ages a mild winter certainly have not deterred this handsome evergreen perennial.

Amaryllis is a popular large bulb for forcing along with Hyacinths and Narcissi, Muscari and Cyclamen, an all be enjoyed ahead of their natural flowering season.

Amaryllis in full flower, best kept in a cool room to extend the flowering season. Keeping near a radiator or in a sunny window will shorten the flowering season dramatically.

Grow with me on


Stephen Pryce-Lea

Head Gardener and International Horticultural Consultant




“It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion grow together, when you find it in a Garden it’s like finding Paradise“

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Award winning, 40 something year old professional plantsman and horticulturalist with National Trust, private parks and estate management background. My vast plant knowledge and hands on techinical experience, afforded me the opportunity to work in various horticultural landscapes, in the UK, USA & Eastern Europe. Having worked in both garden retail & the design service industry gave me the practical diversity and managerial skill set, required for running a large prestigious gardens and stately homes. I strongly believe knowledge is to be shared and have worked closely with people and staff of all ages and abilities keen to develop their passion for gardening, including groups of children, special needs and adults. I have hosted guided walks, talks and tours for those keen to learn about cultivated and wild plants, garden development, history and design. As an member of the NNCPG and National Trust, I am actively involved in the preservation of several important plant collections both in public and private gardens throughout the UK. “It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion grow together, in a garden it’s paradise” Follow @IGrowHort on GardenTags. Stephen is passionate about gardening as Head Gardener with a team of ten staff he manages a prestigious Cheshire country estate of 55 acres, inc wild flower meadows, woodland, organic kitchen and formal gardens. Follow Stephen today”

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