Posted in January 2013

L’avant-première

L’avant-première

The biggest single event in the garden must be when the prune tree flowers. It is pretty impressive and is the earliest tree to have blossom in the immediate area and gets a lot of admiration from the neighbourhood. For me it not only provides plums, as all good plum trees should, but provides shade … Continue reading

January walking

January walking

The sun rises late in January and the shorter daylight hours mean that walks are best taken in the early afternoon.  It is our best chance here to get some sun in what has been a rainy January. Most of the trees around us are deciduous and in the winter once the leaves have gone … Continue reading

Back home

Back home

It cannot be compared to The Savill Garden but at least I was correct in guessing that the snowdrops would be through in the garden.  Seeing the first snowdrops appear in the garden always lightens the winter for me. My only regret is I do not have as many snowdrops as I would like but … Continue reading

Free in December

Free in December

The Savill Garden is situated at the southern end of Windsor Great Park, covers 35 acres and does not charge admission during the month of December.  What more incentive does a Scot need to visit and marvel at such a fine landscaped garden during the Christmas holidays in the UK?  I felt now was the time … Continue reading