We have had beautiful weather for the past few days - dry, sunny and quite warm. The temperature has been around 15 degrees in the middle of the day. Many plants in my garden have been coming into flower very quickly - one day the buds are still tightly closed, and the next the flowers are fully open. The first bud has opened on the camellia I planted two years ago and there are dozens more still to open.
The cherry tree is in flower, and its leaves are just beginning to open. There is a wonderful scent from the skimmia that is just next to the path to the dustbins (not everything in the garden can be beautiful). And there has been a strange clicking noise from the pine tree - it's the sound that the pine cones make as they open in the sun. If you stand under the tree, you can see the pine seeds parachuting down as they fall out of the cones.
Everything is in a terrific hurry to grow - it's wonderful.