I hope the northern contingent didn't suffer too much damage at the weekend!
Definite activity in the garden now which has prompted me to focus my attention on planting strategy for this season - Always such an optimistic time of year if you can catch a calm sunny day like we had here IMBY on saturday (we even managed to enjoy a bottle of wine in the sun, albeit in full winter garb!)
Its curious that the bulbs seem a bit later this year as its not been particularly cold. Daffs are emergent spears here but nothing more. In certain years i've noticed them as early as late Nov!
Lesser celendine leaves are out now which is always a welcome sight. I must remember to spread them about a bit more this year...
Honeybees noted by a colleague swarming around a food source at the weekend which was a curious thing to be told (vacant hive - perhaps they'll move in?!)
I'm optimistic for my Echium Pininana which have been riding it out in giant pots in my greenhouse. They've been a challenge in recent years but i'm hopeful for big things this season if the spring starts out on a warm note.
All eyes on the Robin box i constructed last year after the local mog destroyed their low level nest site.