Today we have done our second lot of essential garden maintenance this year. Last weekend the bees were checked on - they are all still with us (touch wood) and guzzling their fondant (homemade recipe now perfected and coming soon to this blog!). I have been clearing out the dead stuff to make way for the new stuff, and in the process it was impossible to miss the signs of approaching spring...
^ Chicken sunbathing
^ the ducks going crazy and twittervated. The other day they were even trying (and failing) to fly. Bless them.
^ Some himalayan Viburnum coming into beautiful flower.
^ Catkins on the hazel tree and a blue sky ^^
^ The first crocuses...
^ ...and the first snowdrops.