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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.
Mar 9, 2010 11:51 AM CST
|Most of the snowdrops were doubles.|
Mar 9, 2010 11:52 AM CST
|The Garrya was in full bloom.|
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..
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.|
Mar 9, 2010 6:21 PM CST
|Dear Sue, lovely pictures on a fantastic subject. I loved your articles on Howick Hall and Alnwick as well.|