It's been another beautiful sunny day here in Malvern so it was a pleasure to head up the garden with the ground crunchy underfoot after another overnight frost. The primroses had put on a lot of lush green growth in the past week or so
and the flowers were heading skywards, some caught in the dappled sunlight under the trees.
Picking primroses always reminds me of my childhood, when we gathered fistfuls from the local wood (when it was still legal to do so), to decorate our den in a hollow oak tree.
It really does feel like spring is round the corner when I can have a posy of primroses on my desk.
I divided lots of mine last year so hope to have a good spread this year. I can't think of a woodland where you can see carpets of wild primroses – can anyone recommend one?
PS Talking of Malvern, gardens and spring, there is a jolly band of gardening bloggers planning a meet-up at the Malvern Spring Gardening Show in May. Michelle of Veg Plotting has set-up a blog for the group and asked me to write a behind-the-scenes account of the show from an exhibitor's view point. I was more than happy to do so and you can read it on the Meet @ Malvern blog here.