1. Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'
2. Before gardener
3. After gardener
4. Before Gardener
5. After Gardener
6. Scilla siberica 'alba' (3 weeks late)
7. Crocus crysanthus 'Blue Pearl' (3 weeks late)
8. A blank canvas of sorts
9. A future market garden
10 . Pinus strobus (shining)
Interminable winter, so slow icy spring.
A tenuous beginning, much welcome.
As winter finally recedes, a grey, clean slate appears. It's high time to remove last year's stems and keep a close watch for colour to return to the landscape. Familiar movements settle in like home - the flip of the wrist that snaps the stem, the pull of the rake. The garden and I will fight this cold grey together, thankfully.