Spring may not have quite sprung, but it is certainly springing up round here today. The sun is shining, it’s warm enough to hang the washing outside, and I’ve opened my windows wide.

Here’s some glimpses of spring in the garden:

Crocuses under the lavender:

My faithful hellebores, who bring the first pink of the year into the garden:

View from the garden, with lambs gambolling:

This might not look much, but every year it makes me happy to see the bleeding heart springing up. It grows so fast and is so pretty. In a few weeks there will be a whole bush full of bright pink heart-shaped flowers: