It seems a while since I did a proper garden post, not a lot happens over winter! However things are starting to move, spring is on it’s way!!
The snowdrops have been around for a little while, but they looked particularly pretty at the moment. At this time of year various country houses open their gardens for snowdrop walks, my WI visited Austwick Hall on Thursday to see the snowdrops.
I have a camelia next to the conservatory and over the weekend several flowers appeared, interestingly it’s just the ones near the actual window that have bloomed. I always smile when I look at my camellia as I rescued it from my mum when she was moving house about 12 years ago, it was just two twigs dried up under a privet hedge, still in it’s pot. Camellia’s were out of my budget at the time so I rescued it and now it is a 5′ high healthy and beautiful bush.
The early daffodils are just starting to flower, though the are having to compete with three dogs! Daffodils have a surprising long flowering season if you’re careful to select different varieties. I particularly like the shorter ones (more robust) and the highly scented ones.