Has spring sprung?

An exciting day in the garden today. We’ve now got five crocuses in bloom (four yellow and one purple) and they’re really cheering up our view of the garden.

Purple crocus flower

Yellow crocus in flower

Also, for the first time, I saw a robin (Erithacus rubecula) in our garden. I’m a huge fan of robins as they don’t seem that bothered by people, eat loads of slugs and they have a fantastic song. Seeing one in our garden for the first time is great news.

I also spotted a queen bumble bee (Bombus sp.) obviously out looking for a suitable site to make a nest.

I’ve also been keeping an eye on the fan in the greenhouse. It’s switching on when the temperature reaches 10C and you can definitely feel a draught of air coming from the heatsink. We’ll have to wait and see if it keeps the greenhouse warm over night when we have a cold spell.

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