IMG_2340Spring is practically here. Winter wasn’t the drawn out affair of last year; the weather was mild until the end of January when severe frost set in for a week or two of snow and ice. The bulbs are unscathed – above daffodils, tulips and crocus.

No amount of bubble wrap can withstand sudden night temperatures of -15 C though, so nothing in the hibernation stations survived this year. I have enough pelargoniums but I was sorry to lose my sweet pea shoots and the mini rose (pictured pre-frost).IMG_2326