Posted: 12/02/2014 at 17:12
Although this has been, and still is, a horrid, wet and windy day, the hedge is alive with small birds chasing each other about - mostly blue tits and sparrow, plus a pair of robins, so in spite of it all, they think Spring may be on its way!
Snowdrops are gorgeous, daffs. got their buds, loads of bulbs poking up - especially the ones I can't remember planting there. Some aconite's, a plant I have tried for many years to get established, and this year it looks as if they might really give it a go - hooray.
Some years ago a crocus bulb fell from my hand and rolled under the step at the at the front of our house, no soil there, just a tiled step - it has flowered every year since, and this year has 4 flower stems showing deeply purple there. No idea where it gets its nourishment, but it is slowly spreading - great.