It will come as no surprise why today’s six theme is. Last week it appeared everywhere in the UK was snow covered but us but it came eventually. Not as thick as elsewhere. Being coastal it doesn’t tend to last long.
The snow started light but it got heavier over a few days. The front garden is north facing and thus shaded so it isn’t melting away there.
2. Snowdrops in the snow
These nivalis are looking particularly pretty with the Ophiopogon behind. The snowdrops seem to be doing well in the clay soil with lots returning. I’m not sure as many crocus will come back as not seeing as many coming through.
3. Birds in the snow
The birds have been in lots this week with me keeping the feeders well stocked.
We didn’t have very long for making a snowman. All we managed was this little lump before school. But it put some of my sprouts to use.
Alice was happy anyway.
5. Iris reticulata Katherine Hodgson
The first of the Iris reticulata are in flower. This is one of my favourites. It grows in one of the hosta pots. These flower and shrivel and the hosta then comes up for summer. The feathery pattern is particularly beautiful.
6. Birdwatch competition
We had some nice news that Alice was picked by nest friends to win a bundle of prizes from learning resources UK for her birdwatching efforts in the big garden birdwatch. She is now asking when they’ll be delivered.
The snow is gradually melting away but for a day or two the pavements will be lethal as it changes to ice. We are on half term now so will probably shelter inside for a day or two while it melts away. Snow is fun, ice less so. My chest is gradually feeling better after Covid. Still a background headache but all manageable day to day.
I hope you’re all keeping well. The weather and lockdown not causing too much disruption for you all.