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I think the nice thing about Feb (discounting the snow and rain)is the sudden bursting into life of plants.Pancake day i missed as to busy gooseberry bushes but just the increase of day and getting into the garden.
If that had hapened to me they would have been put into pots of compost and into the cold frame till the weather was better which it is now.
The good thing about February is its getting closer to March.lol,spring is closer summer not to far away garden time beckons.
Deena put them in pots in compost because you have had them in a utility room you will have to get them used to the outside weather again (bring them in at night for a week) . then you can plant them when the garden has thawed bluebells and iris are hardy little plants and are used to the cold . usualy when you buy bulbs in the green it is after their flowering season and you plant them where you want them for next year
February is often the coldest month here and, although it's short, it can seem very long while waiting for the longer days of March and, one hopes, the warmer days of April. It is currently -3C outside, plus wind chill factor and big fat driving snowflakes. Lovely - not.
We had snowdrops in December in the sunniest and warmest spot of the garden but the later ones on the northern side, just showing now, are definitely shivering to themselves and not opening up for insect visits. The daffs everywhere are barely 3" high and the dwarf irises, grape hyacinths and species tulips in the best drained part of the garden are not showing at all yet. I don't blame them.