Today has been bitterly cold again; too cold to work outside but I di walk around the garden very quickly and discovered that things are beginning to happen.
Clematis armandii has opened its first flower, this was low down, and probably getting some protection from the pillar and Rosa Clair Martin that is growing strongly, pushing out new shoots. It was planted in autumn 2009 and is now beginning to inch its way across netting on the pergola around the house.
Muscari under the olives and in beds around the garden are now flowering, not just the odd one or two brave individuals as it was on Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.
Rather satisfyingly, buds on Wisteria profuse are enlarging after the plants were pruned in January; they now promise flowers, when I’m not sure, either the end of March or beginning of April?
I think that it is this ‘promise’ of things to come that make me love gardening so much, without the buds and shoots it would feel so much like it was still the middle of winter rather than the beginning of spring.