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What a surprise! 5th December and the first snowdrop is flowering in my garden.  Even more surprising is that it isn’t Galanthus Ding Dong which I know I have and thought was my earliest snowdrop.  I can’t find a label with it and I have been very careful in labelling snowdrops with substantial black labels which will stand out but there is nothing here at all.  I am completely mystified as to… Read More

  I have decided to re-christen this month’s Garden Bloggers Bloom Day as Garden Bloggers Bud Day.  Apart from the Crocus, Snowdrops and Irises there is not much in flower in the garden but there is certainly alot on the  verge of breaking into flower. I am really anticipating the Hellebores  opening, I have a yellow one in flower but now some of the more run of the mill ones are about… Read More

We have had a thaw the last two days a there are now only a few small areas left in the garden where the snow remains.  The sun was shining this morning so  I decided to have a waunder around the garden to see if  there were any casulties.  Back at the beginning  of December I invested in a 10ft long cloche or  mini poly tunnel which I put over all my… Read More