I am always relieved when we put the clocks forward. More daylight after work to take the dog for a walk or do a bit of gardening.
The signs of spring are all around us in Derbyshire and last week we had virtually a whole week of warm sunshine.
But it was still not enough to bring the daffodils out. The ones along the lane by the farm are almost there but not quite. Those in our garden are even further behind.
We do however, have Herculean rhubarb. We inspected the garden for signs of the plants a few weeks ago and found nothing. Another casualty of the two feet of snow we had last December, we thought.
Then Nick spotted the first few shoots of the two plants and put a plant pot over each one with a brick on top. One day this week I noticed that one of the pots had flipped off. I assumed Nick had done it.
The next day, the other pot had flipped off. As Nick was away from home it can’t have been him so the rhubarb must have done it by itself.
Strong stuff, our rhubarb !! I’m looking forward to a good crop this year. Lots of crumbles, some for the freezer and also some cherry and rhubarb jam, perhaps. Yes, spring is definitely sprung at last. Enjoy !!