Thursday, 18 February 2010

gnomes in spring

Another cold wet day, with what was possibly a hoar frost this morning over the river and the fields, looked very mysterious and attractive but made us all wet.
Sue has put some Spring cheer up on her blog, these catkins will add to her her aconites and buds.
The primroses are coming thru but looking fairly weak and wobbly, but the snowdrops are thrusting in a very bold manner, encouraged no doubt by the resident gnomes. They are not all mine, next door abandoned them when they moved away and new neighbours binned them, which seemed unnecessarily tough. The frosts haven't harmed them unlike several pots which are cracked or losing chips.
The daffs are playing a waiting game, only one in bud, the rest still staying short stemmed and unobtrusive.