Snowdrops in the snow


Last year I posted on and on about different snowdrops – just search for galanthus to the right and the past posts will appear. So this year, a very brief mention and photos of just the ‘ordinary’ Galanthus nivalis, pushing their way through the snow. Simple but effective and lovely.


Not for the sensitive – do not read if easily offended

I try to keep politics out of this blog but with this being a momentous day with the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the most powerful country in the world I have to vent my spleen just a tiny bit.

What has happened to David Cameron!

Remember him?

He is the one that almost split up the UK with the Scottish referendum on Independence and then (largely through his poor handling of the EU debate and the general dissatisfaction for his leadership – it made me feel sick to be voting the same way as him) took us out of Europe.

But unlike most people – I was always taught that you have to take responsibility for your actions – he walked away from the whole unholy mess. I wonder what the Queen made of all this – the prospect that because of his incompetence the UK would be split up (and probably will be now) – in harsher times she would have had him beheaded!

Apparently he is busy writing his biography and has been offered an advance of up to £800,000 and is being considered for a high position in NATO.

How can he get away with just walking away? Is there no accountability? The result is a PM that we didn’t elect (so much for democracy), doing a job she didn’t want to do (take us out of the EU). I am no fan of May but I feel sorry for her. Why is it that every time she changes her trousers the pound drops like a stone but Donald Trump can do what he likes and the dollar soars? All because of fat cat bankers playing with huge sums of money and our lives.

And now HSBC are taking lots of staff to France from the UK as a result of the EU referendum. So the Parasites will become Parisites. *


*Not my idea – it is from an old episode of The Men from the Ministry radio series



7 Comments on “Snowdrops in the snow”

  1. derrickjknight
    January 20, 2017 at 10:58 am #

    Why do we elect people to make our decisions then have referendums? I prefer snowdrops

    • thebikinggardener
      January 20, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

      I quite agree – it is just that Cameron used the promise of a referendum to get elected. It was then one of the few promises he kept. And it blew up in his face. Back to the snowdrops

  2. Kathy Larson
    January 20, 2017 at 2:13 pm #

    We are in a real mess,so much seems upside down.Forget watching the Inauguration-I’ll stick to my catalogs.The woman’s march in Washington tomorrow will be impressive.
    I only have the elwesii snowdrops,they are just breaking ground.Your pictures are lovely!

    • thebikinggardener
      January 21, 2017 at 5:56 pm #

      Thank you. I did watch, and listen – and wish I hadn’t! G. elwesii is a gem so enjoy them as they open 🙂

  3. joy
    January 21, 2017 at 5:44 pm #

    here here in total agreement ….and just gotta love those snowdrops

  4. ontheedgegardening
    January 22, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

    I watched, listened and found it extremely sad and painful. Snowdrops on the other hand …….

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