Landgarten von Jutta und Michael Bongers am Niederrhein

Garden column: Spring weekend in February

We started gardening again yesterday and used the wonderful early spring day. And immediately after these lines, it goes out into the garden again.

The first walk yesterday was to our new colonies. They have survived the winter very well so far and are already busy looking for nectar after the cleaning flight.

At first glance, the further tour through the garden did not reveal any damage from the frosty temperatures (down to minus 14 degrees) and sharp east winds.

On the contrary, values ​​around 20 degrees show blooming crocuses, snowdrops and cyclamen. So the bees find enough food.

Today the last elven spurs are quickly cut down so that the flowers can be seen undisturbed from March onwards. And then it goes to the winter and wood borders to expose the winter bloomers.

Today is the last garden column for this winter. The next two weekends will be all about a webinar for drawing in garden design with Daniel Nies, which I’m really looking forward to. I will definitely report on it.

And from March, of course, we are out into the garden as often as possible.

Enjoy the wonderful pre-feeling Sunday!