Friday, 9 January 2015


We have been out enjoying the winter sunshine at Rufford and Clumber Parks.  There have been reports of Hawfinches but we didn't catch up with them ... lots of beautiful Gold-crests; Jays; Tree-creepers and Nuthatches though so I'm not complaining!

In the garden the Snowdrops have arrived and the Primulas and Cyclamens continue to add some colour but I was delighted to find a pink Helebore Ellen (purchased from Hayloft Plants) this morning.  On closer inspection I found quite a few buds and blooms out enjoying the winter sunshine with us .... and a couple of aphids!