There are hazel catkins out everywhere in the hedgrows and my garden but these on the purple cobnut are particularly spectacular
The snowdrops under the trees at the entrance are out – a few days late but very welcome. There are crocus in the stream garden but very bedraggled so I didn’t take a photo.
In the protection of the lean-to greenhouse on the South wall of the house the daffs and narcissi are cooming into bloom. The ones outside are well in bud.
The early rhubarb is coming up. It has tried before so I hope this time we don’t have a cold snap to set it back again.
A rather blurry photo – sorry – and it is too wet outside to go and take another! But I hope you can see the colour beginning to show on the Apricot in the top greenhouses.
The calendula and feverfew have kept blooming all winter in the top greenhouses though the plants are very straggly now.
The birds are tuning up too. Definitely the start of Spring!