(And so on this cold morning I am making a Grækkebrev med vintergækker for my friend. I hope I have done it correctly.)
`Come with me’ I ordered my friend, to where I had a few snowdrops (single Galanthus) flowering. Armed with only a trowel, I found them a little hard to dig up, only managing to find one bulb; but I didn’t pick up the spade for a reason: it scares people off. `Oh no, don’t worry’ says one friend, or another:`I can’t admire anything, you always want to dig up a bit for me’. Well, yes, it’s a magic pudding (usually). Why wouldn’t you share?
Jill Weatherhead is horticulturist, writer, garden designer and principal at Jill Weatherhead Garden Design who lives in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne, and works throughout Victoria. (www.jillweatherheadgardendesign.com.au)