Doddington has the most wonderful cafe. We got there at 10.30am, the cafe having only opened at 10.00. The restaurant was full, the cafe full and we just snatched a table in the cycle cafe. There’s also a recently extended farm shop. I digress. Here’s the main course.
Crocuses galore, of varying colours too. All the natural forms in profusion, bees mad for them. Crocus Thomasianus as I have never seen them before.
The Sweet Chestnuts are ancient, blissfully swathed in bulbs right through to early summer.
I also have, of course, to feature one of the the witch-hazels. I noticed they had added new varieties. This specimen was huge.