Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Just a codicil to Sunday's post: Yorkshire was far behind Cheshire in terms of spring flowers; we're in full daffodil glory here while Yorkshire was all hellebores and crocus. Perhaps after all there is a remarkable benefit in going to colder counties; it's a form of time travel, revisiting the season you've just lived through at an earlier stage. (Forget cryogenics; just keep travelling north and regain lost time! It must be the same principle...)
In a small Alpine garden and nursery at Slack Top near Heptonstall there were beautiful crocus in full bloom, along with daphnes, hellebores and an astonishing ruby coloured corydalis which I've never seen before. But I only have a pic of the crocus.