Spring flowers are here!

The first of the woodland spring flowers are appearing in Ashwick Grove.

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Pure Folly

Towards the top of the Ashwick Grove valley is a Folly set just above the track to Ashwick Grove House.  It would have formed a Garden feature to welcome and impress visitors to the main house.

Finally … Snowdrops at Keeper’s Cottage

Over 4 weeks behind their neighbours at Stone Bridge, the Snowdrops at Keeper’s Cottage are finally coming into flower.

Snowdrops in full Flower

The Snowdrops opposite the Stone Bridge are now in full flower.

Close up of Snowdrops
Close up. It is hard to get the Camera down low enough to see the inside details of the flower

Some of the flower petals are being nibbled, perhaps by Mice, so now not sure how long they will last

Whole clumps of fully open flowers
Whole clumps of fully open flower
Last chance?
Last chance to see the Snowdrops this year?

Snowdrops by Stone Bridge

The Snowdrops on the bank opposite the Stone Bridge are in full flower this week.  Nice sheets of them, not quite fully open flowers yet, perhaps this weekend

Sheets of Snowdrops in flower opposite the stone bridge
Sheets of Snowdrops in flower opposite the stone bridge
Groups of Snowdrops
Groups of Snowdrops
Snowdrops
Nearly fully open on a lovely sunny day

However the other Snowdrops by the sides of Keepers Cottage are not in flower yet