Following on from “Green Shoots” I have become weary of waiting for the snowdrops to flower, they are being most laggardly.
They have been overtaken by the ornamental quince which is actually producing blooms.The promise of more pink from the cherry plum tree.
The crocuses emerged first from the cracks in the path.
They are now rising up from the lawn like Ray Harryhausen’s skeleton army.
Even the daffodils are threatening to bloom before them.Still in the yellow corner we have the dependable winter jasmine.
The mahonia promises some early nectar for any eager bees.
And in the blue corner we have the periwinkle.
Last, but not forgotten, the first forget-me-not of the year has upturned its face.
As ever, all garden activity is overseen by the ever watchful robin.