The north wind did blow and we had snow

In the pre sunrise up on Lansdown just north of Bath, the snow grey light gave an eerie start to the day on Friday. Freezing Hill is one of the points on the route, aptly named.  In the evening a little band of snow moved through, but now all gone.

Dichroa febrifuga, a Hydrangea relative, in bud.

The garden is soggy and rotting leafy. I took some pre-emptive cuttings from Fuschia decipiens (earlier cuttings were hit by frost in the greenhouse) and Dichroa febrifuga, these are now tucked in a heated propagator on a windowsill. Continue reading “The north wind did blow and we had snow”