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Spring flowers

It’s going to be one of those spring Auvergne weeks weatherwise, with daytime temperatures ranging between 16C – 19C but below freezing at night.

In the garden lots of spring flowers both cultivated and wild are now at their best, the first to appear were the crocuses, but these are now over, with the  violets and primroses taking the main stage. All these early flowers are much appreciated by the many bee species we have in and visiting the garden.

The narcissus and cowslips are now also out along with some grape hyacinth, though the daffodils need another few days to open.

Elsewhere in the garden the flowering currant and forsythia are just coming into flower and the wild garlic and bluebells are putting on lots of growth. Even the humble daisy is welcome at this time of the year.