The companionway steps are visible and usable again after I cut back stuff that was growing onto and over them. Ferns, bugle, and mosses will grow back during the rest of the year.
Yesterday and today we have had frosty mornings followed by warm sunshine as the day progressed. I have been digging out large fuchsia roots from the low corner of the garden where the pond is. Some of them are rotten and were easy to cut through with my spade. Others required much levering and yanking. Mucky, tiring work but enjoyable with plenty of rests sitting on the wall with my face to the sunshine.
Walking up the garden to put tools away in the shed I spotted Boggy Brae’s first open dandelion of the year—sunshine on a stalk!
The common daisy (Bellis perennis) was the first plant to flower in my garden this year in the first half of January. There are a few valiant plants still flowering in spite of very heavy rain and strong winds so it may well be the last too.
Those above are autumn daisies. Below are some spring ones from March, April and May this year.
Bees like them too