The thermometer said 7c but the icy blast from the strong, gusting wind made it seem much colder, so we didn't hang around too long on our visit to the allotment the other day -
just long enough to gather more leeks and to spot some welcome signs of the new season which is approaching:
- fresh growth on the raspberry canes, autumn bliss, which we planted back in the autumn
- pretty primroses, unseasonably early, sheltering in a corner
- the neon pink shoots of rhubarb poking through, which I can't help but think look like the pink bottoms of baboons featured on wildlife programmes!
- fresh green shoots on the chives.
We are not done with winter yet and who knows what the weather has in store for us over the next few weeks.
We certainly don't need anymore rain after what has been one of the wettest winters on record and so far it has been very mild but we may still have snow!