It was beautiful on Monday afternoon so, work done, I grabbed the opportunity to do a little clearing and sorting in my garden.
Spring is definitely here :)
The hyacinth smell is intoxicating!
Couldn't you just breathe it in all day long?
The pale yellow primroses showed their noses weeks ago, but they are now joined by their bright pink cousins.
Lots of daffs!
At this time of year, the Derby outer ring road also looks at its best, with the blossom trees in flower all along the central reservation of Warwick Avenue and daffs in abundance all round the western loop.
I have clumps of daffs and narcissus scattered all over my garden
including these very sweet mini versions.
Last year, I'm sure someone told me what these are called. I've forgotten again. Sorry :(
(It's an anenome nemorosa. Thanks Ian and Karen from Narrowboat Tacet.)
I do recognise that wee beastie in the top left corner though. I had a bit of an argument with many just like him. As a result, my blackberry patch is looking well tamed but my arms are covered in nasty red scratches.
Such is life!
PS: It's very blurry because it was taken through the glass of my patio door, but someone is looking for food. She's almost touching the pane.
I wonder if we'll see cubs this year.