It's hard not to get a bit over-excited whenever you go outside these days.
It's all happening!
I have been especially pleased to see the clematis, 'New Dawn' rose and honeysuckle bursting forth, as I was so worried we might have killed them last autumn, hacking them down in order to build the new shed.
But they have survived, and will now be trained and kept under control, so as not to incur the wrath of Mr U-t-B who is not keen on rampant vegetation!
I'm not sure if the vine has made it though, but time will tell - it's always late to show signs of life.
The bluebells (naughty Spanish ones I believe - they're being dug up once they're over!) were flowering in March alongside the daffodils and bergenia. I like this photo for the shadows as much as the actual flowers!
Don't know what this is but it's about to be smothered in flowers.
The aubretia, in various shades is already smothered...
And just peeping out shyly are a few violets. Hello to anyone new who has come here from the lovely Jooles at 'Sew Sweet Violet'!
Another shy bloom is this one. I have now idea what it is, but it was hiding beneath some grassy clumps, and would so easily have not been noticed. Anyone know what it is?