You can tell that Spring is not far away when
we can enjoy a cup of coffee in the garden without jackets on, and from our special gardening mugs,
and when we prick out the first tomato seedlings,
and when Tulips and Wallflowers flower side by side and clash,
and when all around us Blackbirds sing loudly proclaiming their territorial rights and the song of Goldfinches and Greenfinches fill the air,
and when the first fruit blossom opens,
and when you can finish the day off by making your first harvest of your “cut-and-come -again” salad and herb leaves, and then eat them with eggs produced by your own chickens.