Editorial 173

Dear Readers,

A Very Happy New Year to everyone.

The strange and unsettled weather continues, swithering between balmy and calm, blustery and wet, cold and dry, sunny and bright, dismal and dark – sometimes all in one week. Once again the garden seems confused, with flowers blooming early – or even hanging on from last year. We have an ancient wallflower at the bottom of the garden, so woody that it is almost a small tree, and it blooms just exactly when it thinks it will, regardless of anything. Perhaps there is a lesson there.
Last year the really cold weather hit us in late February and March – and we are threatened with something similar this year – so enjoy the early daffs – but don’t necessarily believe them.

But sun, rain, wind or snow we hope you enjoy your latest ECN – regardless!

Jan and the team.