This has been a magnificent year for snowdrops.

The snowdrops on little green were originally from the spinney to the south of the main road. Uncle Jim (Jim Dunning) consulted the owner, Trevor Banks and transplanted snowdrops and aconites round the trees so that everyone could enjoy them. This work was carried on by Reg Staniford and other volunteers so that now they have all multiplied to produce this year`s spectacle.

We also have a good show of snowdrops which walkers venturing as far as Cold Harbour will see. The hedge bottom and the drive down to the farm house are covered in snowdrops. As far as I know the variety is unknown but perhaps some passing galathophiles can help me out.

The village snowdrops will always remind me of Uncle Jim and provide a living and lasting memorial to all the work he did for the village.

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