Monthly Archives: April 2016
Just back from walk leading on the French Riviera where spring is very well advanced and many of the orchids are finished, whereas here the Early-purple orchids are still to be in their full glory.
What a contrast, bluebells here, natural rock gardens there.
We were away last week in Dorset when Storm Katie arrived. The sea was impressive.
Not so impressive was the damage in the wood with the top of a maple removed, landing close to the house, and a large ash leaning precariously. We will now to have to find time to chainsaw, saw and lop. Hopefully the ash will regrow if coppiced or pollarded, although cutting down hanging trees is tricky and needs to be done carefully.