Phew! What a week: busy work-wise, children off school, will it/won’t it snow, freezing rain, howling Siberian winds… It’s fair to say that the infrastructure of the UK doesn’t handle snow well. All trains were cancelled in this corner of east Kent on Thursday and Friday (they’re still not running today) and the roads have been treacherous. Our part of the coast was spared the worst of the weather although we did have scary freezing rain yesterday which turned all paths and roads into ice rinks, followed by just enough snow to sledge on. As the light was fading yesterday, we dug out the two sledges we’ve been waiting for years to use and headed to the lane at the bottom of the garden which has just the right degree of slope to make a perfect (and very fast) run. Once we’d got the steering right…
Anyway, before we did that, I took a few photos of the garden so I could join in with Helen’s End of Month View. Not much has happened since the end of January apart from bulbs shooting and buds swelling on the trees. We did get round to pruning the new apples and pears but not the old trees in the back garden which badly need doing. I have plans for seed sowing but haven’t done any yet. Those flowers that were out (snowdrops, hellebores, bergenias and the first daffs) keeled over in the icy blast this week and I haven’t been out to see what damage, if any, yesterday’s snow did. It’s fast melting and almost all gone now.
It’s the time of year when I dust off my winter lethargy and gear up for action – by the end of March I hope to have more to report!
Thank you for your comments on my previous post. I always hesitate and dither before posting such a self-indulgent musing, so I was relieved that it did strike a chord with some. Now I’ve got that off my chest, it’ll be the usual plants, gardens, frustrating teenagers combo for a while. I hope you’re safe, warm and dry where you are (or, if you’ve been sweltering down under, that it’s cooling down!). Have a good weekend.