The tentative return of greenery after the long winter is a huge relief; but we're not there yet.
Buds are swelling, most of the fruit trees are in flower, and the climbing Hydrangea (above left) is sprouting leaves. There are signs all around.
The lawn has had its second mowing of 2013, and is looking OK.
We've had so much overnight rain recently that the ground is sodden. A few days of warm sunshine (and no rain) and I should be able to rotovate Haddock's. I'm looking forward, as I always do, to sowing and planting.
Unfortunately there are FOUR MORE DAYS of intermittent rain forecast; the only plus-point being that the watering system for all my newly planted fruit trees has been set on 'automatic'.