Unlike Larry from the Del Shannon song Harry will not break your heart but, in complete contrast, bring joy every time you look out of the kitchen window on a snowy January day.
You will guess from the number of times I have shown Hamamelis intermedia ‘Harry’ in this blog that I am completely smitten with him, but in truth he is nearly all I have managed to see of the garden today. It has snowed constantly all day, the fine powdery snow changing to larger flakes, but nevertheless still not accumulating many more inches. We have had to venture away from the house today, and apart from our lane the roads have been reasonable, although in view of the forecast continuance of the snow during the night it may be wise to abort my usual early Monday swim. We have not personally suffered unduly from this more seasonal weather, so foregoing a swim and tackling non-garden orientated tasks are a small price to pay, although the Golfer is beginning to show withdrawal symptoms.