The snow is still with us in three or four heaps where it was cleared from the main paths and car park and I am now finding myself waing for spring already especially with Christmas just out of the way, my thoughts of this are spurred on by the fact the evenings are drawing out already, yes they really are. By the way Happy New Year.
We actually fared quite well plant wise despite the weather just losing a few branches of a Pine Tree in the Robinson Garden and twigs here and there on certain more britle evergreens.
The garden team have done a great job not only during the snow but with the clearing up that has to follow to the point that we are looking like a well groomed garden again. The winter stems of the willows and cornus that we have around the garden are really starting earn their keep reacting with the dead stems of many herbaceous perennials and evergreens. What is nice is seeing people walking round and enjoying the excercise, views and atmosphere of Hyde Hall.
Will be in contact again soon.
Ian Le Gros