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The garden is definitely showing signs of spring this week.  Primroses are starting to flower and shoots are pushing through the ground in the borders.  I think the slightly warmer temperatures and a few dry days have really helped.  They have certainly cheered me up. Sadly the badger also seems to have woken up and there were numerous holes around the garden where the badger had been seeking out the tulip bulbs. … Read More

I am a naturally curious person with an enquiring mind.  Recently my curiosity has been piqued by snowdrops and the obsession some people have for them.  I have stared at photographs in magazines trying to spot the differences but if I am honest I am struggling.  The differences between the varieties are minute – or so it seems to me.  Some have outer tepals that are splayed out, some that fall down. … Read More