Tuesday, 30 March 2010


I put these in last autumn, and I'd almost forgotten about them.

Everyone seems to be so aware of spring this year. I suppose it's because we had such a long hard winter.

These miniature daffs are beneath a couple of fruit trees that are directly in front of the cottage. The tree in the foreground is a Greengage, and the one behind is a Granny Smith.

The daffs are almost over now, but there are cowslips everywhere, and lots of japonica in the hedgerows. We're just keeping our fingers crossed that we have no late frosts.

Even the horses (in the distance) are enjoying spring. No flies as yet, and plenty of new lush grass.

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  1. I like the little dafs, Mr Magnon, but here in town, we are blighted by hoards of the large, boring, municipal ones which I'm sure you remember. Why is it that every British town council feels obliged to by thousands of these bulbs from Holland?

  2. I love municipal gardening. Take a bunch of 'Community Service Louts', mix well with the gaudiest of plants, introduce one burly self-trained council worker, and hey presto; you have a roundabout.

    Yes, your planting looks great, Lady M. I have to admit that my initial doubts were totally unfounded.