You can’t have a country garden without spring bulbs. Early flowering bulbs make my heart sing. In autumn I planted lots more daffodils and tulips. I chose them carefully to spread the flowering time throughout spring.
The first snowdrops flower in my garden in early January. It’s officially mid winter but to me the great white rafts of tiny snowdrops announce that winter is on the way out and spring is just around the corner. Snowdrops are a welcome sight during dull grey winter days.
It always amazes me when the first plants bloom in January. Despite the cold, wet and windy weather delicate looking blooms appear without fail each year. The first Snowdrops are flowering now and in my garden one tough shrub has been flowering all winter.