It's been a lot warmer recently, despite some serious overnight frost, and we are starting to see the consequences. There are bulb spikes appearing all over the place - yippee! Pots that have been buried in snow, crushed into submission and completely neglected all winter are sending up green shoots. Under the skeletons of the roses there are tiny chive shoots and snow-drop spikes. It is very exciting. We have rounded the corner, we are in the home stretch. It is winter-spring and soon it will be genuinely, truly SPRING, which is always worth celebrating!
We are looking forward to rhubarb, to snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils, tulips, snakeshead fritillaries, to apple blossom and cherry blossom, to new leaves and warm sunshine, to playing barefoot in the garden in a carpet of daisies and dandelions, to planting beans and peas and peppers and tomatoes and sunflowers...
It's going to be a good year. I can tell.
What are you looking forward to?