A short stroll around the plot after work found some more plants struggling through now the snow has almost all departed … nothing exciting (well, the garlic ccrop is exciting) but signs of things starting to move and that is always encouraging.

Apart from the pictures below, buds are starting to swell on some choice shrubs, the Magnolia looks very promising again and the climbing roses seem to have come through the winter in fine fettle

Basic crosuses

Basic crocuses

Choice crocuses

Choice crocuses

Pulsatilla (Pasque Flower)

Pulsatilla (Pasque Flower)

The start of the garlic crop - dinner is assured

The start of the garlic crop - dinner is assured