“Snowdrops and my heart I’ll bring” (Christina Rosetti) ... a blog about snowdrops .............. plants ... seasons .... gardens ....
Change of Website Host
From today I have transferred my blog/website to Wordpress.
Last year at this time we were preparing to set off for Central America and the Caribbean for five weeks of welcome sun. A year previous to that I'd lost several snowdrops and many labels and pots as torrential rain, wind and pathetic carpentry completely collapsed two display benches strapped together for mutual support. Anyway the support failed, ended in divorce and I'm still counting the cost as I've been unable to identify or locate prized specimens. Which brings me to this unnamed pot. On January 3rd 2019 when we said goodbye to winter and set out for summer in a taxi it was as it is when photographed this very morning before the snow came down and covered the weeds. I never did discover what variety it is. And now is almost the moment, the denouement. What will it be? The excitement is too much to bear. Meanwhile I've done two things with potted snowdrops: heavy terracotta pots for bottom shelves, plastic for the top. No more collapses. Oh, and I've planted far more snowdrops in the borders and mislaid lots of labels as herbaceous plants throw them about like jetsam. Keep checking in for the big reveal. Will I be able to attach a label? A reminder that I have transferred to Wordpress though I will post for a few more days.
Welcome to 2021. A better year and new website.
I am migrating the site to Wordpress over the next week or so though I shall shadow post for a time. It offers a little more flexibility for me than Blogger and, given the cold weather and Covid lockdown, I have the opportunity to experiment. In the meantime I have already posted one photograph from our granddaughter, Daisy. ‘My Galanthus Garden’ is a gardening blog but given an absence of colour in the garden and a little time before I can post anything worthwhile from our little plot I hope this offering is of interest. Daisy is 12 and seemingly always experimenting in her art. I thought this particularly nice. She has her own Instagram account and her range, development and talent is clear.
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