Category Archives: snowdrops

First flowers out

The snowdrops in the wood were the first wild flowers flowering, but since I took the photo last weekend garden cyclamen, crocus and primroses bursting forth. Great.





Winter tasks, Spring signs

Working away at the coppicing. Last year’s was successful – having protected against the deer & rabbits, so another set this year. We should really do more to get a proper rotation, but doing all the protection is time consuming. Also we were damaging the tips of the bluebells pushing through.

The snowdrops in the wood are just peeking through.


Clearing the brash


2013/4 coppice








This year coppice



Spring springing

The snowdrops in the wood have been out for a week or so.  They seem to be more numerous than last year, perhaps they like the wet.  Just back from an HFHolidays leaders conference in Dovedale, there were plenty of snowdrops but I didn’t see any primroses. Here the first primroses are in flower on the banks – it gives a good feeling.