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Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
Mar 9, 2010 11:50 AM CST
This weekend my twin sister Ann & I planned to visit Belsay Hall gardens to see their snowdrops. All last week was frosty in the morning and bright through the day, so I was a little dismayed to wake up on Saturday to overcast dreary dampness. We looked at the forecast and decided to wait and go on Sunday instead. Good decision!

We had a wonderful morning walking through the gardens, not many perennials poking through yet, and no buds on the trees, but the snowdrops were at their peak. All the flowers are a little late this year after the worst winter we've had for 30 years.

Here are some of the woodland drifts.

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Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
Mar 9, 2010 11:51 AM CST
Most of the snowdrops were doubles.

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Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
Mar 9, 2010 11:52 AM CST
The Garrya was in full bloom.

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Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
Mar 9, 2010 12:00 PM CST
Some lovely single snowdrops too.

We're hoping to visit Howick Hall for their well known snowdrop walk next weekend. The garden there was recently voted garden of the year, and I did an article for DG on it. So fingers crossed for the weather..

Sue

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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Mar 9, 2010 3:13 PM CST
I have only few SD but plant the type known as giant snowdrops so I can see them. Smiling
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Mar 9, 2010 6:21 PM CST

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Dear Sue, lovely pictures on a fantastic subject. I loved your articles on Howick Hall and Alnwick as well.
Kindest Regards.
Neil.

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