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THE NORTH WIND DOTH BLOW

The North wind doth blow and we shall have snow, says the nursery rhyme.  Although the snow was just for a short while on Tuesday, that North wind has been unpleasantly cold for much of the week.  Any double narcissus with their blousy heavy heads have been bent double and I'm not sure I even want to mention the sad state of the Magnolias, so I won't.  Instead,  here are some flowers which have taken the bad weather in their stride. 1. Woodland Blooms The woodland bulbs with their smaller flower heads are unfazed by wind and frost.   The Erythronium Pagoda hangs its delicate yellow heads.... and Narcissus Thalia hangs its delicate white heads... These daffodils (their name -  'Bestseller' if I remember correctly, though it seems a tad unlikely) have bulked up considerably since they were planted many years ago.  I remember planting these with the children when they were younger.  I remember it mainly because the ground was rock hard and it wasn't exactly fun. 2. Wil

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