And he would most certainly have had less moss and weeds than my bit of turf.
And yet, among the weeds are jewels and snowdrops, aconites, crocus, even Iris ‘Katharine Hodgkin’ should one look carefully.
There is also something no blog can convey other than by assurance: scent, glorious streaming fragrance from our Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’, a plant that is synonymous with this season and one I could not do without. It is the first thing visitors remark on as they approach our house. It is sensational, permeating the whole garden with what I can only describe as a hyacinth-like heaven.