The weather on Tuesday and Wednesday was perfect, lots of sunshine, blue sky, birds singing and the temperature up in double figures. Some time ago I had invited W.I members in the village to see the snowdrops and enjoy a cup of coffee. It was just as well that I took the following photos yesterday (Wednesday) as today (Thursday) it has been raining non stop all day. I set up a slide show so that they could see what the woodland looks like when the sun is shining and the flowers were all open wide.
More and more seedling crocus are opening each day.
All the snowdrops in the sunshine had their petals flying high, this one is G. Magnet.
I love the way that Crocus tommasinianus are seeding around everywhere.
This was how I hoped that my friends would see the woodland, but no, instead we had non stop rain for the whole day in the South West.
Those who came enjoyed themselves, I warned them to bring their waterproofs and gardening shoes, they certainly needed them!
Lots of discussion, lots of questions asked and lots of lovely “oos and ahs” when they found something they liked.
I think Liz was examining a Hellebore. There are a few spots on the photos, they must have been rain drops on the lens – sorry!
WI President, Jane, having a good sniff of Daphne bholua Jaqueline Postill, they all thought the perfume was divine!
I’m glad my little bridge could take their combined weight! A very wet and soggy visit was over, all the plants had been examined and we went back to the house to get dry, have another cup of coffee and more chocolate biscuits!