Friday, 22 April 2016

Flowers after the Flood

 I lost all my daffodils in the winter flooding except a few bulbs, but only one has flowered.  My solitary survivor, but welcome sight.
We have all been told in the past that flood plains are fertile, enriching the soil and I guess we are testing that this year.  I have several violets which seeded themselves in the gaps between paving stones.  Their flowers are larger than I have ever seen, and the flowers spectacular this year.
This flowering blackcurrant also received a good dollop of flood mud and it's flowering well. So far, the flood seems to be having positive effects on plants, what we have all been told does seem to be true!

Sunday, 17 April 2016


Crazy weather this winter,  these primroses are surrounded by frozen hail/snow which fell yesterday.  At this rate April will be colder than December!