Popped out into the garden to find one of the double tulips we planted back in October/November (when I say “we” I do, of course, mean Debbie!) had burst into bloom – with my extensive knowledge of plants I wasn’t expecting this explosion of petals, so that was a bonus.

More flowers are coming into bloom in the garden. This is the third camellia flower that has appeared on our new camellia tree, this is the first that hasn’t bloomed on the opposite side of the plant, up against the wall…what attraction the wall has for these flowers I don’t know!