Every year I get a thrill when I see the snowdrops and other bulbs pushing up through the soil and dead leaves. Sorry this photo is rather blurred - I hope it doesn't make your eyes go funny as you look at it. I was having camera shake in my efforts to take them with the long lens as the ground is so wet and I didn't want to leave the pave area to get closer. These in the front garden have a long way to go before flowering.
But then I looked up the garden at the back of the house and caught sight of these. Since taking these pictures I've spotted a little clump of tiny cyclamen too.
I wonder if I ought to cover the rhubarb to protect it if we get the wintry conditions that seem to be on their way.