Thankfully the weather has been much better over the weekend, being dry and slightly warmer.
Yesterday morning whilst out back scattering bird food I noticed something white almost hidden in the longer grass. When I looked more closely I found it was these snowdrops
They’re among the first bulbs to flower and over the next month or so you can see them at many British gardens.
This morning I had a quick look at the plot and was pleased to see that the crocus and mini daffodils in the long planter are starting to appearThe wire mesh that you can see under the wood chippings is to keep the foxes and squirrels from digging the bulbs up and seems to have worked.
Seeing these, and watching four squirrels scampering about this morning, certainly gives the impression of the first signs of spring.
Last September I mentioned in this post that I’d bought some hyacinths, hopefully to flower at Christmas. I was also given a couple of the variety Fondant. I’d almost given up on them as apart from growing a couple of inches they seemed to be doing nothing! However at long last one at least is starting to flower and the others beginning to open up.