|Hydrangea starting to sprout its leaves|
|Narcissa, with a grape hyacinth just popping through.|
These crocuses in the wall basket on the back gate, are new ones that I put in last year. I love the dark royal purple against the yellow.
I actually think that the cold weather has actually done some good to the bulbs as we have far more popping up this year than we did last year. These streaky purple crocuses above, made a very poor showing last year, but they've popped up all over the place this year. Hopefully this is a good sign for the look of the garden for the rest of the year. All we need now is some warmer, or at least brighter, weather rather than the grey cloud. Here's hoping for a good summer, anyway.