Actually there are the first signs of spring appearing in my new garden - one of the good things about moving house is the first year of discovery in the garden.
Already the first daffodil is out, and the promise of more to come judging by the leaves everywhere, and lots of little purple crocus are starting to come out too. There a few snowdrops still flowering, a few primulas scattered about, and thats about it at the moment except for a beautiful lenten rose just starting to open up too - I will try to get some photos later.
In the meantime, these photos are to keep up the spirits on dull grey wet days, of which we have many at the moment. They are a combination of hot house flowers shot at RHS Wisley a couple of years ago, a red paeony from my old garden, and some hyacinths and chrysanthemum from the house.
You can just about see a butterfly in the centre photo - that was at Wisley when they had a butterfly extravaganza! They seem to have one most years in late January and February, and it is well worth a visit with children especially. Its great fun for kids, with the butterflies fluttering freely in a large hothouse with beautiful plants and flowers, sometimes even landing on you! I know they were advertising it again for this year, but it may be over by now.
have a good day!