A Frozen Stroll

Lovely piece of writing as always and a joy to read and imagine . Featuring some of my favourite plants, some of which I have in the past succeeded in growing, such as the Snakeshead Fritillary. Such a holiday to read something full of optimism and hope for the future which celebrates the cycle of growth and life. Enjoy! and thank you Francis.

Francis Pryor - In the Long Run

I don’t think I can ever recall such a bitterly cold April. We’re now in the last week of the month, the wind has refused to switch west or south, so stubbornly chills us from the north and east. Normally these breezes, though bitter, are fairly dry, but this year they’re bringing us stinging showers of sleet and hail. And of course the poor young lambs hate it and stand alongside hedges and barn walls looking pinched and frozen. All we can do to help is provide lots of dry straw in the barn and, of course, plenty of food for their mums. Having said that, when they do come into the barn, they do look very well and seem to be growing quite rapidly. But out in the garden things are looking remarkably wintery. There are still more than a few daffodils in flower, albeit rather wind-blasted and tattered…

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