Staring gloomily out of the front window, I spotted a pale *something* on the dogwood in the border. Its first "flower"!
So I took a photo. Then I wandered round the back garden, discovering that there were several other plants offering some comfort. Alliums like these have been all the rage at Chelsea this year, I hear. (I did watch one of the TV broadcasts from Chelsea, but just to spot the only Chelsea Pensioner I know - he always has at least one pretty girl holding his arm!)
The little apple trees promise good things later in the year -
And by reaching up and taking a picture at arm's length, I've captured the first clematis, on the top of the pergola.
And a sneaky angle makes this border look more interesting than it may be in reality. But the camera never lies, does it?
That's better now - think I'll have another go at that sock; very plain and not at all subversive, this pair. They are yellow, though.