February wildflowers

February has proved that winter is not leaving just yet. At the same time all the spring flowers like daffodils, snowdrops, crocuses have continued to flower all over gardens and parks in London. As I have mentioned in some other post I try to take part in #wildflowerhour  on Twitter every Sunday evening when people share the photos of wildflowers spotted all over UK during the last week. Here is the collection of the wildflowers seen during the whole month. The highlight is obviously a first bluebell spotted last week.

Shepherd’s purse
Common chickweed
Annual mercury
Garlic mustard
Lesser celandine
Red-dead nettle
Herb Robert
Green alkanet
Ivy-leaved bellflower (I think)
Spanish bluebell

I have also visited the Royal Horticultural Society Botanical Art Show in London yesterday. So many talented painters and so many beautiful paintings. I have not taken many photos but bought this botanical illustrations of Roscoea humeana from Chelsea Physic Gardens plus some botanical postcards. The gardens are on my list to visit this spring/summer. There is also another botanical art show in London in April organised by Society of Botanical Artists which I am looking forward to.print

15 thoughts on “February wildflowers

  1. You have found so many spring flowers! I am amazed that Garlic Mustard is already flowering in London; there is no sign of it here yet. The botanical drawing is so beautiful! I love the details in the drawings.

  2. You have so many flowers out in London – not so many yet in Cardiff, so lovely to see your photos. And I also love botannical art. Might have to get to London for a show. 🙂

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