The week started well with sunny skies and on Easter Monday we walked into the woods with the visiting family.
It's beautiful at this time of year with patches of wood anemones carpeting the ground
and wild daffodils beside the woodland tracks.
Once our visitors had returned to London I got to work in the garden. It has had no attention for months. My damaged wrist had put paid to work in the autumn and biting weather stopped any action in early spring.
In spite of neglect things are looking well. I like the way that the 'St Patrick' daffodils fade to a paler colour as they age.
Just for a change the squirrels haven't eaten all my tulip bulbs and I've got quite a good display!
The camellias are weathering the cold night temperatures quite well with only a little burning on some of the blooms. I always marvel at how exotic they look.
This Japanese peony is in a pot in the greenhouse, it will be put outside when summer comes.
The greenhouse is crammed with stuff.
Some pots have been put outside, others go out in the day and get popped back in for overnight protection when the temperature drops.
But I need to clear the decks to have room for potting on my seedlings.
The auriculas are starting to flower and repaying my efforts of replanting and dealing with the vine weevil grubs that can't seem to resist them.
No such trouble with the common primrose - they flower with gay abandon all over the place!