Clumps of snowdrops ~ Galanthus under the apple trees.
Galanthus comes from the Greek gala for milk and anthos for flower thus Milk Flower also known as Candlemas Bells they've dedicated to the Virgin Mary and are considered to be a symbol of hope and purity.
Our cherry trees are in bud ~ although it seems light years away now it won't be that long before we're enjoying cherry blossom again, not in the scheme of things anyway.
And look what's showing ~ rhubarb. A few more weeks and it will be rhubarb crumble time!
It might still be cold, wet and muddy but that doesn't stop our intrepid customers from enjoying the occasional February blue skies and sunshine. Look closely at the picture above and you'll see a kite flying over the orchard, surely another sign of Spring.
And when it gets too cold outside it's wonderfully warm and cosy in the tea room.
The Orchard Tea Room
Open daily 10am-4pm