Daisies on a grassy bank in the Jardin du Luxembourg last week.  These spontaneous wildflowers, beneficiaries of the council’s no weedkiller policy, somehow seem more springlike than the neat rows of bedding plants.

 

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Most of the garden chairs are still stacked by the bandstand but there are always some chairs left out, for people who want to soak up winter sunshine.

 

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The crocuses are garden plants but they have naturalised and now behave like wildflowers.   Their flowering follows the day length and the weather and can’t be hurried.

 

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