Last year we noticed that, following work on constructing a children's play area in the woodland at Nostell Priory, winter aconites (Eranthis) had seeded in the churned up soil and made a welcome splash of colour. Well they are back in some abundance, thriving in the very moist soil.
|It may still be 2014 but the first flowers of spring are upon us.|
|Nostell Priory itself.|
|Hamamelis were planted a year or so back in the estate. (Somewhere I have photographs of them...) One has burst into flower before even the old leaves have been discarded.|
|Ducks on the iced lower lake.|