The garden is sadly neglected! There, I've admitted it. I've been concentrating on the changes in the house and trying to sort out the remainder of my late partner's possessions so haven't really done all that is needed to keep the garden looking its best. It shows! I have to stay in today for the delivery of the new kitchen appliances, so I toddled around the garden to find my five photos for Sandie's 5 in 5 and, at first glance, I struggled to find enough things to photograph.
Nature, however, is able to overcome my neglect and although it looks like some plants haven't made it through the winter, there are plenty of signs of new growth for this year.
The lupins, holding raindrops and turning towards the sun.
My favourite clematis which was damaged in one of the winter storms has survived and is getting ready to flower.
The summer snowdrops are in flower ...
... and I was delighted to see that there are still some daffodils ready to open.
The neighbour's honeysuckle has grown back over the fence. I may leave it for a while as there is nothing in that part of the garden yet, so it will give me some colour to enjoy.
Thanks go to Sandie for organising this monthly link up.