Herm

Gardeners spring into action

With the first spring garden tour this week, the island had a race on clearing the debris from the recent snowstorms. Pictured are head gardener Brett Moore and assistant gardener Roseanne Wheeler.

DESPITE the ongoing winter weather, Herm is firmly in the swing of spring with the first of the 2013 island garden tours taking place this week.

Egg hunt starts the season

Dozens of children turned out for the island’s annual Easter egg hunt, at which the Easter Bunny made a special appearance.

THE White House Hotel has opened its doors for the 2013 season, starting with a busy Easter weekend and the annual Herm egg hunt.

The calm before the storm...

Fiona Creed and Lucy Dobson Jones helped with willow whip planting.

JUST before the recent storm hit Herm, flattening daffodils and knocking over trees, residents were full of thoughts of spring and preparing for the coming summer.

Anyone fancy a dip?

The frozen pool at the White House Hotel.

Our Herm correspondent Cheryl Latter, herself stranded in Guernsey, put out a call for these snapshots of the island looking more like an Arctic wasteland than a summer holiday destination.