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
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. Wild Flowers in the Garden
I have to admit this does involve weeding out the unwanted plants like the wood avens. There are two things that I would like to say about this.
1. I'm concerned that hand weeding a woodland floor is certifiable and that the nice young men in the long white coats will be along shortly
2. Sarah Raven sells a woodland seed mix that actually contains wood avens. Am I therefore hopelessly behind the times?