No, not that sort of skiing, not with my arthritis and muscle problems! Spending the Kids Inheritance sort of skiing. I have had an idea to make a new path in the woodland, the other side of the ancient trees in the centre, and of course then I will need some more plants to line the new path. Not wanting to miss an opportunity, I sent for a few more snowdrops and yes, they did cost quite a bit, but more of that later.
They arrived the other day and I was so pleased to see how they had been packed. Up till now, most plants that have come from specialist nurseries have been wrapped in plastic bags, but there is a huge groundswell of opinion here in the UK that feels we ought to ban plastic as it is so bad for the environment. I am fully behind this as we can see how badly it affects the wildlife around the world.
All my snowdrops were wrapped in waxed paper, with newspaper inside to keep the bulbs nice and moist. The waxed paper kept everything outside completely dry, so well done to Avon Bulbs for being the first nursery I’ve dealt with, that has ditched plastic, at least in their parcels. It’s a start.
The new work won’t be done for a while in the woodland, probably not until the autumn, so in the meantime, my new bulbs have been lined out in one of the vegetable beds which I had cleared ready for sowing beggie seeds.
I don’t think my children need to worry too much. When I have eventually gone, they can sell all my snowdrops on ebay and make themselves a fortune as they will all have multiplied 10 fold!