Ever since Victoria asked a few weeks ago where to find snowdrops, I have been searching for them. I am happy to say that I have found lots in my own garden, but they are still hiding their heads shyly. However these ones that I found on the daffodil covered slope below Kenwood House yesterday, were braving the rain. And just beside them was this little lone crocus.
While below the house the magnificent white magnolia’s buds were definitely scenting spring in the air. I do hope that the threatened arrival of the Beast from the East 2 next week does not do them too much damage.
Finally, from this weekend’s Wildlife Trust’s newsletter.
The government’s decision to allow the use of a neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticide on sugar beet has been widely condemned. Neonics were banned EU wide in 2018 because of the damage they do to wildlife, and to bees in particular. I suspect that some of you may already have signed petitions to try and get the government to reverse their decision. But since there can never be too much pressure, maybe you could also sign the Wildlife Trust’ petition here.