I must confess that I am not a snow lover but some white stuff is more than welcome in the garden.
Yesterday Martyn posted about the snowdrops which are almost ready to burst into flower under the magnolia tree. Despite last year's freezing winter and this year's relatively mild start to winter their flower clock is keeping good time. From previous photos, we noted that the snowdrops are at exactly the same stage as they were last year - give or take the odd day!
I love it when the first snowdrops are visible - it's a symbolic sticking out of the tongue to winter!
Yesterday we didn't see much sunshine but for the short while that we did the hellebore nigers (or should that be hellebores niger?) on our designated blue and white border just shone!
Being hidden under a layer of snow doesn't seem to have done them too much damage!
This one smiled up at me but the other plant was a little sulky and had turned its faces away from me towards the fence! It obviously didn't like the snow either!
On another note:
I had an email from Stafford Sports College asking for support with a planned memorial garden. Too far away from me but if anyone is near and would like to offer help then read my post here