I've been plodding on with the Rose Star blocks - I really enjoy the hand sewing - and now
I don't do much in the garden. It's pretty much left to look after itself as long as there's plenty of greenery and a few spots of colour. But I couldn't help noticing today that the violets are starting to flower already. Surely ti's too early for that - it's still summer. They've been there for donkey's years and have never flowered this early before, even if the flowers are a bit small and insipid looking.
And then there's the hellebore, another long-time resident. It has always flowered late winter- early Spring but lately it's been blatantly flaunting itself and it's still summer. Perhaps it's trying to tell me something !