I think it's fair to announce that spring has arrived. As we begin the second week in April, that is not a moment too soon.
The leaf buds on trees and shrubs are breaking and, of course, the weeds are growing. That is a good sign and persuades us that perhaps the soil is warming up.
I have seedlings everywhere and am in a constant round of checking, watering and moving on to the next stage. Most things can't go outside yet so it's a case of juggling space. All worth it though!
We've had scaffolding up around the house and when it came down, I found these hyacinths flowering out of my view. They would have been bulbs bought for flowering in the house last year and planted out. I was pleased to see white as I usually buy blue. I collected some foliage of bay, ivy and cotoneaster and a sprig of Lonicera fragrantissima.
Finally I added the jaunty narcissus. I'm not a purist when it comes to daffodils and will welcome any splash of yellow offering to cheer us up. I don't know what these are but they have fat unruly centres. This is the third year I've planned to divide them and spread the joy so maybe third time lucky.
See who else has made a vase for Monday with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.