Ramsons in waiting

Ramsons or wild garlic grows in profusion around the village in the wilder patches. At the moment their broad leaves are forming an extensive carpet beneath the trees that encircle Herrison House. At the bottom of the grounds to the south of Greenwood House they do not seem so far to be as abundant as last year. But beneath the beech trees to the west of Chestnut Court they are plentiful this Spring. Last time I walked that way, the flower buds were still wrapped in their white papery covers so you could see that it would not be too long before they were out. I must stroll up that way soon and see what progress they have been making.