Mid March and already the first blooms of Spring are becoming a thing of the past. The snowdrops are over- time to divide and proliferate! Hellebores are in full flower to accompany the daffodils and crocus. The tall pieris is smothered in white bells and bumble bees and the candy pink Prunus cerasifera had opened. I have … More March

A snowdrop census 

A week ago there was sleet and greyness and days when the temperature hovered around 2 degrees. The last few days have seen weather mild enough to encourage the winter weary gardener outside. We cut the grass for the first time, cut down almost everything in the prairie beds and gave them a thoroughly good … More A snowdrop census 

A mousemat of crocuses

A  little rise in temperature, another quarter-hour of daylight, a couple of days with some sunshine and this week  the garden surges with energy. Under the somewhat sulky teenage oak tree, a being of gangly limbs, unsightly growths and increasing girth and vigour, I have started to establish a carpet of Whitewell Purple