The days are definitely getting longer and for the time being it’s finally starting to get warmer.
So to cheer us up post here anything that has kept you going through the long winter months and any signs that you have seen that spring is on it’s way -
Watching the squirrels throughout the winter - Even though it’s in London the hospital where I go for my therapy backs onto ancient woodland and there are lots of trees within the hospital grounds that have food for the many squirrels, including a massive misshapen oak tree outside of the building that my therapist works in which was laden with acorns last autumn. It’s fascinating whilst waiting for the bus to watch the many squirrels collecting food and playing even when we had thick snow on the ground. Perhaps it's just as well that the windows in the therapy building have frosted glass or I’d not be able to concentrate
There have been geraniums and other summer flowering plants continuing to flower all winter in some gardens.
My climbing fuchsia continued to flower all winter and still is despite most of the leaves falling off because of last weekend’s hard frost (and possibly because I forgot to water, kept putting it off as it was too cold to put water on the plants, then I forgot ).
The primroses have been flowering under the trees in the hospital grounds since the first week in January as have the crocuses on one of the local roundabouts (which isn’t round but triangular so does that make it a triangabout? ) .
And now on the same roundabout the daffodils are about to burst into bloom.
I spotted a beautiful Campanula in full flower on a rockery near the hospital in mid January and they don’t usually flower until late spring or early summer.