Yesterday’s trip to Gresgarth Hall Garden for the March hellebore open day is always pencilled into my calendar. One of my favourite bits is the table of floral goodies prepared for visitors to hang over, all neatly labelled. These crocus flowers were part of this year’s display.
On the far side of the river, the crocuses were flowering in their natural surroundings. Slender, arching leaves, each with its silver stripe, made a lovely contrast with moss and fallen beech tree leaves.
Pots and baskets of snowdrops, crocus and daffodils are filling the shelves of florists’ shops at the moment. Many of them have moss tucked in to hide the bulbs, but I’ve not seen one with beech leaves too. I suppose art only replicates nature up to a point.
I’ll leave you with another peek of the display table: a bud vase of snowdrops, with a few primroses tucked in. I do have a few hellebore shots to share too. Laters, as the meerkats say.