|Daffodils against the granite cottage wall|
and the pears and apples are all in bud and ready to burst into flower. The lilac that I planted as a cluster of sticks two weeks ago is now covered in promising tiny leaves, while the strong red stalks of the peonies are valiantly pushing up through the chives.
|Peonies beginning among the chives|
|This spring's yellow pansies|