Dreadful weather with storms Eunice and Franklin doing their worst has spoilt the end of the snowdrop season. Galanthophiles are a hardy bunch of necessity but there is no pleasure at all in walking slowly to peer at clumps of snowdrops while huddling in a heavy coat and trying to keep one’s hat in place so there have been few visitors to enjoy the carpet in our wood which is now at its best. A brief sunny morning yesterday allowed a small group of enthusiasts to walk round and admire our cockapoo Darcy posing beautifully on a snowdrop quilt and some late flowering varieties. The best snowdrop at its peak now is Augustus, one of my all time favourites, and Trym with its pretty green markings on the outer petals is also looking good. This snowdrop really spreads well. Diggory is still flowering beautifully. It is a really lovely snowdrop and seems to be everyone’s favourite as it is so distinctive with its large bell shaped flowers.