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It’s a bit chilly and rather damp, but the garden is slowly, imperceptibly, filling up with flowers again.

The bulbs are getting my gardening fingers itching: clump after clump of snowdrops has appeared in the long grass and I didn’t even realise they were there. They’ve hung on in the face of decades of neglect (I’m told by my neighbours it’s over 20 years since a gardener lived here): and though I’m also told they aren’t nearly as plentiful as they once were, I’m planning to do something about that. I have visions of sheets of snowdrops underplanted with aconites and cyclamen dancing in my head…

But for now I’m just enjoying what I have. It’s even better in the greenhouse, where the overwintering geraniums are putting on a fabulous show and cheering me up no end (do they ever rest, do you think?) and even my little scented-leaf pretties are shyly unfurling a few petals.

So, in the wind and the rain, I’ve been out today taking a few photos for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Enjoy!