An early Easter combined with a late spring – when much of the country is only just shaking off the last bout of snow – is not quite the gardener’s dream.
We set off in the early morning sunshine beneath a cool blue sky.
Last autumn, I planted several new varieties of narcissus in the garden. The first of these has been in flower for a couple of weeks now, W. P. Milner.
The best of the weather seems to have saved itself for the start of the working week, somewhat typically, but nonetheless the weekend granted us some welcome opportunities for gardening.
I am powerless to resist.
(cue air guitar) Earlier in the week, a hard overnight frost gave way to clear blue skies and sunshine. Warm, zesty spring sunshine, that put a bounce in my step all day.
The sun finally made a return appearance on Saturday, though the air was still bitterly cold. The beginning of each weekend finds me eager to discover how the garden has changed, particularly at this time of year when new life surging through the garden can show striking progress.