The sun was out this morning so after a quick trip to the supermarket to buy a few items - mostly for the cat - and whilst biscuits were being made in the kitchen, I decided to do some clearing up in the garden.
I pulled the garden wheelie bin from out of its winter hibernation place where it has been tucked away behind the garage next to the water butt. Collections start again next week and we had plenty of leaves, twigs and cuttings to fill it with.
I managed to take all the brown heads and stems from the Sedums which had been left in situ all winter. Also the straggly, damp and decaying tendrils from the hardy geraniums.
It is still quite flooded around the pond and parts of the lawn are still waterlogged but there were little signs of Spring and new growth around the garden.
Some of the little Tete a Tete daffodils were coming into flower.
The Marsh Marigolds were in flower in the pond
Wild Garlic was appearing under the hazel tree
whilst up above the Wild Garlic Hazel Catkins were dancing in the breeze
In the raised bed the bright red sticks of the Rhubarb could be seen
The Heather is looking lovely at the moment
as are the little Violas in their hanging basket
The leaves of the poppy Patty's Plum have appeared, I thought we'd lost this during the winter.
I love the delicate colours in the Lungwort
and also in the unfurling petals of the Wallflowers
All too soon the sun disappeared and the Spring like warmth went with it. Time to clear up and go back inside but it was good to get out in the garden again, just for a short while.