Eye spy the first snowdrop of the year before the last rose is frozen to death.
The snow and exceptionally cold snap has delayed the first snowdrops, but, this weekend, I spotted the first snowdrops peeping through the soil. I love the way they suddenly just appear. You hardly have time to notice the leaves before they are in bloom.
Another great early spring flower is the yellow aconite. A low growing bulb, this looks great in mass planting and creates a great foil to the white snowdrops.
A single snowdrop
Yellow Witchazel from our post – yellow plants
Hellebores – another excellent early season plant – see Gardening with Hellebores