Sunshine and cold. Clear skies overnight leading to early morning mist across the valleys; my perfect, early morning in late winter. Clattering out past the fern garden this morning I clocked the ivy overflowing its bucket, where it's been since last spring, a kind donation from one of my closest friends. "Oh and I've put in a few snowdrops for you, as they are best transplanted in the green," she said. And this morning I stopped to peer inside, and sure enough, one tiny white head, bobbing welcome to the spring. Merci beaucoup enfant deux has the camera today, hence the enclosed picture from the BBC Gardener's World website.