But at ground level there's plenty of colour to be seen.
and the 'St Patrick's Day' daffodils are flowering, albeit rather late for their particular party.
Bulbs are starting to put on a bit of a show although the weather is too cold for any scent to be enjoyed.
A week of extreme wind has given the camellia bushes a hard time, scorching the flowers and leaves.
It's best to bring a few blooms into the house to appreciate their beauty.
I've decorated the house a little for Easter with small eggs that dangle from branches.
In the kitchen there are more dangly eggs in paler colours. They are made of thin plastic and feel just like real, blown eggs. (But of course the best ones are made of chocolate!)
Wishing you a very happy Easter.