The wet and windy weather of the previous week gave way to some clear chilly nights and a few gloriously sunny days. This brought the bees back to the mahonia flowers.
The snowdrops finally got around to opening up.
More crocuses sprang up over the lawn, in the cracks of the paths and some are even growing on the garden. Although these crocuses of hope are now looking a little battered.
A few more primroses appeared.
This hoverfly poked its tongue out at me.
Queen bumblebees are starting to wake up, I think this is a tree bumblebee. She has a white bottom but no yellow stripes.
The daffodils are flowering just in time for St David’s Day on 1st March.