and the lilac buds are slowly emerging.
The ferns are uncurling
and the epimediums are just beginning to dance above the ground.
Viola freckles has appeared this weekend too
as have the grape hyacinths
and the snake's head fritillaries.
The pasque flower that I thought I'd lost as it didn't appear at all last year has decided to grace us with its presence
and the self sown cerinthes are nearly in flower too (seems very early to me!).
All in all I think we're about 3 weeks behind last year as this clematis was in full flower on 4th April last year and looks as though its got several more days before it opens this year.
And the frogs have now finished spawning - what a noise they made!
I hope spring has arrived for all of you too.