The forecast for yesterday was good, sunny but cold with the wind coming straight from the Arctic! I made some biscuits, baked a cake, bought some chocolate biscuits, hoovered, dusted and cleaned the loo, then sat back and waited for the ladies from the village to come for coffee/tea and snowdrops. Just in case it was so cold that the snowdrops decided not to open, I nipped into the garden first thing and picked a little bunch so that we could all see the differences between them all, and prove that they are not all the same!
And this is what I was able to show them:-
I think the snowdrops were a hit, lots of photos were taken, but there were a few other plants for them to enjoy before their visit was over.
We were a select little gathering, due to flu, virus, other commitments and one stranded on Madeira due to storms, hopefully she will get home soon!
We all had a lovely time, hopefully I will have a few converts, they all agree that not all snowdrops are the same! I still have all the wild single ones to come, they are sticking to their normal flowering time of mid Feb, so we will have a long, extended snowdrop season this year, which will be wonderful.
While the undergardener was so ill, I lost interest in the garden, but having invited the ladies, it gave me the spur that I needed to connect with the garden once more, get loads of work done and make half of it presentable for them. I now just have the other half to do, along with Neil’s help of course, he worked so hard to help get ready for the visit, I couldn’t have done it without him.