Friday, 17 February 2012


The frost has passed (for the moment) and whats left is a sorry sight. 
In six years living in Mailhos, I've never experienced such a hard winter both inside and out. My broad beans, that  I sowed out in October, are mushy and black. Pea plants, which only three weeks ago were whirling their happyway around their twine wigwams are today papery dry and acting very dead. Silver cardoon leaves are a rotting mass of rusted bronze while elsewhere the normally large and bountiful leaves of the agapanthe are lying over the jaundiced grass like a thin layer of clingfilm.  Most of the mimosa is frozen and turning brown before it had a chance to bloom while Mrs Hen Harrier has taken off with another two chickens...
Despite such  misery, I found my first narcisse under the Medlar tree this morning....
There is hope for all!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear about your plants, but lovely Narcisse:)