The first signs of spring in the garden . . .

PUBLISHED: 13:29 10 February 2015 | UPDATED: 13:30 10 February 2015

Beautiful Daffodils in Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds

Beautiful Daffodils in Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds

February is a fantastic time in the garden with the winter over and the spring beckoning.

At this time of year it is a joy just to get into the garden and watch the flowers emerge. Daffodils are a sign of spring, as is Hamamelis (witch hazel) with its orange, yellow and red peel-like flowers – special in any garden. We’re lucky to have many varieties.

Cuthbert Eley and Stewart Carr planted more than 130 new Hellebores last autumn at The Place for Plants at East Bergholt, which hopefully will flower well this year scattering the ground with colour. The garden opens to the public on March 1.

Always a delight are the simple flowers on the early cherries.

Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ is one popular variety with dainty white, pink flowers which appear in warm weather.

The most popular flowers in the garden at this time of year are the camellias, of which The Place for Plants has a huge collection from Camellia x williamsii, beautiful pale pink flowers, to C. jap. ‘Alba Simplex’, white with a yellow centre and many other pink and white varieties.

For more information contact The Place for Plants. East Bergholt Place, Suffolk CO7 6UP.

Tel: 01206 299224

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