Now it is another year we know that means Spring won't be too far away. We decided to go for a walk and see if we could find it. The beans said it would be too early but we thought we would look anyway.
Success! We found a primrose.
And another one. Mum was very surprised to see them so soon.
Then we found some snowdrops just coming in to bud. We don't usually get them until the end of January.
While we were out we thought we may as well check the heather garden.
Yup, looks okay to us. The heathers flower during different months so there should always be a few flowering all year.
When we got back we checked the roses. The miniature climbing rose has lots of buds on. we hope we don't get any hard frosts to kill them. Mum had three of her roses in bloom on New Year's Day and meant to take a photo and forgot. We had storm force winds yesterday and torrential rain which ruined them so she never got her photos of them.
We would like to thank every one who sent us Christmas cards. We are showing all the snail mail cards below. You can see all our e cards on our Christmas card page.