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IT SNOWED

It snowed this week.  Not such amazing news to those of you who live in colder climes, but something that doesn't happen here every year.  Although it's presence has put paid to all outdoor gardening activity, it does clothe the garden in a new and different guise. 1. The Swiss Alps These snow dusted yews and pines grow either side of the drive.  Given that there is no hope of a holiday at present, can I be forgiven for dreaming for a moment that I am in the Swiss Alps when I look at this scene?  2. Yukimi And this Maple tree and its little acer companion, transport me to Japan for a little Yukimi (snow viewing).  How beautifully each branch is outlined in white. 3. The Rose Garden And after every trip away (even imaginary ones), arriving home is always a pleasure, and it is a pleasure to see the Rose garden dusted with snow.   It has rather slowed down progress on the rose pruning though. 4. Pieris Yet despite the cold weather, these Pieris have their buds ready for action onc

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