Here are two of the different types of snowdrops blooming now. The ones above, with round blossoms and wide leaves, are the first to bloom each spring. The ones below are slimmer and seem to be huddling together under the shrubs. Lots of very tiny snowdrops are starting to sprout in the back, but haven’t started to bloom yet. My favourites are the tall ones with green-tipped leaves, but they bloom later in the spring, after the crocus.
Now for the boring stuff: moved the plum tree; ordered a fig tree; planted primulas and white begonia thingys in the green planter; cut forsythia for my neighbour across the street; did some weeding; dug up some of the icelandic poppies that are popping up in the front; looked at my slimy green front steps with despair; planted strawberries in the new strawberry pot; threw out the mouldy poinsettia; put the rest of the birthday flowers in the compost; realized that I need to top up the gravel around the house this year; pulled out big wads of moss out of the driveway.