The days are lengthening and buds are unfolding.
Translucent new leaves on a fiercely prickly stem of Rosa rugosa
The first flowers on our newly planted almond tree
New leaves in a thicket of old bramble stems
Miniature daffodils among oversized mullein leaves
The furry mullein leaves look out of focus but the raindrops caught in the fur stand out clearly
The evergreen periwinkle has been carrying a few flowers since New Year – spring is just more of the same
The new quince leaves are softly downy
Individual aubretia flowers are unremarkable but en masse their brilliant colour is unmissable
Unfolding apple leaves protecting developing flower buds on the Cat’s Head tree
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