Today is technically the first day of spring, but it is not very spring-like. Despite the heavy rain yesterday we still have a few little patches of snow left. The cold air, frozen soil, and the fact that we only have snowdrops and winter aconites out, make the garden feel more like winter than spring.

This photo of daffodils and hyacinths was taken two years ago. This was the first year of the ‘Spring Garden’ at Northview -inspired by a lecture trip to Holland and the fabulous Keukenhof Gardens the year before. The garden has developed since then but we need to wait a few more weeks to see it like this.
Photo 2012 Jenny Rose Carey