‘The frost is all over, thank god.’ It definitely isn’t true (we have to wait until the Saints de Glace, May 11th to 13th to be sure), but that’s the way it feels this weekend. Have a listen to The Chieftans playing a great Irish jig by that name, which I’m feeling in my bones … Continue reading Six on Saturday, 20 February 2021
Here I am again – can’t believe it! Two weeks in a row is my personal best … this has been a fiercely cold, snowy week that did not tempt one to go out into the garden, so that would explain my dedication to SoS! I have also been dedicated to the birds congregating around … Continue reading Six on Saturday. 13 February 2021
My snowdrops arrived yesterday! They are wonderful, pot-grown plants from the garden and nursery of De Boschhoeve in Holland. I bought a collection comprising ‘Sam Arnott’, ‘Jaquenetta’, ‘Pusey Green Tips’, ‘Atkinsii’, ‘Viridapice’, ‘Beluga’, ‘Hippolyta’ and ‘Straffan’ – and added in a couple of bulbs of ‘Magnet’ because I couldn’t resist. The kind grower sent me … Continue reading Here be snowdrops …
Here I am dipping in again to the Saturday Six challenge. It’s been endlessly wet this week and even when we had a little sun on two mornings I had either something else to do or enjoyed simply walking around the garden with my camera. So many jobs to do before March! I need a) … Continue reading Six on Saturday. 6th Feb 2021
Long ago I was a bit of a Galanthophile. I didn’t grow that many different cultivars, but I worked in gardens where they were grown and spent a bit of time in February tramping around and looking at other people’s snowdrops. When I moved to my ‘dream garden’ here in 2011 I had grand plans … Continue reading Snowdrops and ****** Brexit!