Now you see them …

Must say the work being carried out within Sydney Gardens on regenerating this historic park has already made a great difference to its appearance. This really is a green jewel in the city’s open spaces crown.

A new vista in Sydney Gardens.

However, what bugs me at this time of the year is, just as the narcissi and crocus plants begin to make a glorious colourful showing, the dogs – not on leads – are busy trampling through them.

Narcissus flowers don’t stand a chance.

What is the point of bothering to plant these spring bulbs if they are going to enjoy such a brief display before being laid waste?

Paw prints amongst the plants.

This is a space for everyone and not just a run-free exercise yard for our four-legged friends.

Another patch of flattened buds.


  1. It’s not only dogs,Richard. The plethora of families and kids using the parks seven days a week during lockdown and the extreme rainfall have resulted in all Bath parks becoming quagmires.


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