Snow stops play in the garden this weekend. At least it has given plenty of free time to work on the website. Meanwhile Linda is making marmalade.

After three years of snow breaking the fronds of our Dicksonia antarctica, tree fern, the new fronds of late were getting fewer and smaller. It seems to me that they need to be on the plant for more than one year to maintain its vigour. Therefore knowing snow was due we have tied up the existing fronds to four stout Chusquea canes and they appear so far to have remained unbroken.