Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Daffodils doing just dandy

Our first Daffodils are now showing their closed up heads in the garden. I know they'll never be like this in their grandeur, but even if three flower it'll be an improvement on last year.

And spying on my Broad Beans with my binoculars has provided me with the knowledge that they are growing happily outside, even in the arctic wastes of Crystal Palace. The excitement is building!!

4 comments:

Katie said...

The squirrels munched loads of the bulbs I planted though - the sods. I couldn't quite believe my eyes watching them merrily digging them all up minutes after I'd put them into the ground

Mildew said...

I saw a report on News 24 on the first da of spring that contained a live OB from Kew. Their daffs havn't come up yet, it's the cold rubbish weather you see. Although saying that, today's been lovey and warm. Spring is here! hooray!

Al said...

It was really beautiful yesterday - definitely the first day of spring. And now today we April showers! London's great!

Caroline said...

Alan Coren wrote a piece in The Times about this - very funny...
TODAY IS OFFICIALLY the first day of spring, and I see from my attic window that the last of my crocuses has come out. Like all its predecessors, it has come out as a flowerless bulb, in the teeth of a squirrel. It is flowerless because today is unofficially the 198th day of winter: if Wordsworth were wandering today, he would be even lonelier than a cloud, because the only thing fluttering and dancing in the breeze would be his scarf.