As the days lengthen shoots start to push upwards, and by mid January the first white flowers suddenly appear - snowdrops braving the worst weather, even pushing through frosty crust and snow. Then, hellebores appearing dead after a heavy frost will, with the sun’s rays, soon become upright and beautiful once more. Crocus follow, then narcissi.
Exeter Forum member Margaret Lloyd's garden is especially strong in snowdrops and hellebores. She has been opening her garden with the National Gardens’ scheme for the past twenty years, and it will open again this coming February. All money raised will go to charities, mainly the Macmillan and Marie Curie nurses and to the Hospices for their care of terminally ill patients.
This year her garden will be open on Saturday and Sunday Feb 6th & 7th and February 13th & 14th, between 12 noon and 3.30 pm (other than by arrangement). The P Bus stops 50 yards from her gate, and runs every 20 mins on Saturdays or hourly on Sundays. There is some roadside parking. This will be the final year her garden will be opened, so do not miss the opportunity.
Forum committee members will provide location details.