Today I was very lazy...failed to respond to the alarm to go out early and overslept...probably due to age and a hectic week at work!
So I spent the 2nd half of the day in the garden, pruning a large Buddleja, digging out a deceased Euphorbia, removing an unwanted Cornus and replacing with Alliums grown in pots and a Miscanthus moved from another location. From time to time I was accompanied by the inquisitive Robin, several Greenfinches, a single Goldfinch, the pair of Long-tailed Tits and a Blue Tit plus the noisy screams of Rose-ringed Parakeets flying overhead.
Evidence of spring colour is beginning to brighten up our lives, particularly from spring flowering bulbs and new growth on shrubs. Below are Scilla siberica & young leaves on a Spirea.
Other colour coming from various other plants - Clockwise from top left:
Bergenia 'Morning Red', Narcissus 'Itzim', Brunnera, Anemone blanda, Muscari armeniacum, catkins on the twisted Hazel, a very dark Hellebore orientalis and the first blooms on a potted Prunus incisa 'Kojo-No-Mai'.