Shhh, don't say it out loud, but I do believe spring might have finally arrived :o)
Just before 7am this morning, I took a wander round the garden. The sun was just beginning to shine & there seemed to be buds on almost everything. Some have started to open, some are in full blossom, but everything looked full of promise :o)
The rockery needs some weeding & tidying up, but the tulips are now taking the place of the daffodils, snowdrops & crocus.
The heather is still in flower but is beginning to look a bit straggly. The pink rose bush has lots of new growth so hopefully, come June & July, I'll have a lovely show.
Delicate plum blossom in front of the flowering currant bush.
I love the forsythia. It's a great big, bright splash of colour, that can be seen through the kitchen door & when the sun shines on it, it's like a big ball of gold :o)
The Dog Wood covered in buds. The small pinky coloured flower below is Honesty.
Blossom beginning to open on the pear tree.
I have NO idea what this small blossom tree is. I bought it a few years ago when it was a 6 inch stick & it's label had fallen off !! I can't even remember where I got it from, but I do remember it was cheap & I felt sorry for it :o)
One of my Japanese quinces. In *real* life, this is a salmon pink colour & it's beautiful.
Looking down towards the house from the top end of the garden. There's lots of weeding to be done, the veg patch needs digging over & the pots need sorting out, but now that the weather seems to be improving, I'm hoping I'll feel like spending more time out there :o)
And lastly, we all know that in the Spring, a young man's thoughts turn to . . well, you know . . & it seems the same thing happens to our feathered friends :o) Yet again, we're going to have a seagull nest between the chimney pots :o)
Grandson 1a will be pleased :o)