The richness of the garden extends over all seasons. In winter, there is the chaste quality of snow on the strong architectural forms of the parterre and stonework. In spring, the entire garden is white with Howe?s snowdrops, now being invaded by a neighbour?s bright blue Siberian squills (Scilla). Dinnick fills the parterre with masses of tulips (replaced every few years), such as the white lily-flowered Tulipa ?White Triumphator? and purple-black T. ?Queen of Night? with a subtle hit of pale mauve T. ?Shirley?.