I was recently invited to attend The Hodsock Priory event to launch the 2017 snowdrop season.
I have never been able to attend before so I made sure this was going to be the year I visited.
This is the 26th consecutive year that the snowdrop event has been held.
The event runs daily 10am-4pm from Saturday 4 February to Sunday 5 March 2017. Continue reading
The theme of the month was how many different types of weather could be fit into one day.
Mixtures of Fog, Rain, High Winds, Sunshine, more Rain and a Flurry of Snow were included.
Rainfall was 57.9 mm which was surprisingly less than previous years, although it certainly felt like we have received more.
December started with a cold snap, with intermittent mild days replaced with hard frosts.
The coldest it managed to achieve throughout the month in the garden was – 4.5°C
I’ve not seen any signs of Snowdrops peeping through yet, but I’ve seen plenty of Whitefly still lingering on my Brassicas, this has resulted in me bining the lot. The Brassicas that is, hopefully the Whitefly went with them.