Winter still has us in its grips, but in the garden there are signs of the seasons changing.
Last autumn, we had a massive drop of acorns in the New Forest. Some have been eaten by foraging animals and insects. Some have rotted in the wet leaf mould where they fell. Some are beginning to germinate.
This primula was a small houseplant in a pot last year. It was planted out after the flowers had finished. It has spread over the summer and now a new generation of flowers is breaking bud.
The white, single flowered camelia has started blooming this week.
...........some hidden in the heather........
.....and daffodils in bud.
A pile of broken twigs and branches, ripped from the weeping willow during high winds and storms.
Fencing was broken down by the wind, behind our neighbour`s garden.
He does enjoy his bonfires!