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.


Primrose-in-dappled-sun Primrose-silhouettes

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.

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