Enough snow has finally melted to reveal a few determined little flowers. A patch of winter aconites has shouldered its way through fallen leaves.
And a couple of flowers on Skimmia 'Magic Marlot' have burst through their sugary crust.
In previous years, I've been able to enjoy flowers on hellebores,
snowdrops, snow crocus and the first narcissus by now. I'm hoping that the late start will only give them more energy for a good show when they too emerge.