April 2023

I love those old British sayings about the weather – ‘March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers’ and ‘a Windy March  foretells a fine May’. In Victorian  times, April 1st was known as ‘Daffodil Day’, when families  would pick daffodils from their gardens and take them to the local hospitals to give to the sick. Sadly, nowadays  hospitals do not like to have flowers in their wards, but there is nothing like a cheery daffodil to brighten up  a patient’s days in hospital. I am always glad when April arrives after the cold wet winter, when we have had several frosts here at 300 m and the loss of some of the new growth on the hibiscus hedge.

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