20140225_123456My friend Jennifer sent me these lovely pictures of the spring flowers at Myddelton House, Enfield today.

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This was the home of E.A. Bowles who transformed the garden at Myddelton and, as a keen traveller, especially to Europe and North Africa, brought home with him many specimens of plant. Such was his collecting zeal that, by the turn of the 20th century, he was growing over 130 species of colchicum and Crocus- very much the ‘Crocus King’.

If you’d like to see something of the gardens in summer here’s a link to an article I wrote last August.

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