We planted these bulbs (along with many others) last autumn, and were surprised when the shoots started coming up long before Christmas. We really hoped that they would survive the frosts and snow, and it seems as if they have.
This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago, and already the shoots have tripled in number and I cannot wait to see the spring blooms start to appear, from snowdrops and bluebells, to daffodils and tulips. Our little garden is going to be awash with colour, and will be a true inspiration for us both. After all, if they could survive the harsh winter to become beautiful and bright, then so can we!
I hope to share many more photos and tales from the garden over the coming year, as we get to grips with the type of soil we have (very clay-like) and what will grow well in it. I also hope we manage to avoid having so many red ants on the lawn too, because it would be a wonderful thing to sit on the grass in the sun and read a good book or simply be.
Spring truly is on its way, and with it the promise of so many wonderful things… don't you just love this time of year?