Snowdrops not Snowflakes

I’m sitting in the garden office on a blustery morning and the weather can only be described as miserable, at best. We’ve had a right mix of weather so far this year. Storm Gertrude has just blustered its way across much of the UK and left a trail of destruction behind and guess what? More howling winds and heavy rain have arrived overnight. Hello Storm Henry  – Oh! The joys!

Our forestry team are being kept on their toes as yet more trees have succombed to the gale force winds. They are only just catching up from the damage which Storm Desmond created in early December. But don’t worry, they’re busy making the estate safe again for our visitors when we re-open on the 13th February.

So to cheer ourselves up here is a picture of the first Snowdrops I have seen at Cragside this year. Always a promise that Spring shouldn’t be too long in arriving. Heres hoping anyway.



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