This deserves a post all to itself …

In the the final days of February 2017 the first SNOWDROP appeared in the garden. This year, despite careful looking, we didn’t see any signs of snowdrop growth until Monday 5 March but as soon as the partial thaw had reduced the snow under the Katsura tree to expose earth there it was, ready to pop up.

This really is the first sign of spring for us, and coincides with the return of the first red-winged Blackbirds.

Sadly, by the end of the week it was once again sinking and being buried again in snow (see picture to the right), but it’s going to be there ready to open its flowers as soon as daylight gets down to it again.

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