My wife has a painful broken arm requiring surgery and is unable to travel much so our intended excursion to the south west gardens has had to be cancelled. So yesterday we joined friends for the opening day at Hodsock. I have written about the gardens there on several occasions so today I'll do it in close-up. The early flowering narcissus are "Cedric Morris", a gem I have been unable to obtain. They have been in flower as early as late October some years on a sunny Hodsock bank.