We also had some beautiful crocuses appear around the pond in the back garden, but they have now died off.
I have spent the weekend and first couple of days of the week out in the garden with the girls, doing a general tidy up. I have bought some roses to put in pots & have yet to plant them. I got the orange & white ones from Poundland, the Climbing Rose Blue for 68p in the local Cash & Carry & my Mother-in-Law kindly picked up the blue rose for me while she was out shopping, although I can't remember where.
They are all currently sitting in make-shift milk container pots in some water on my kitchen windowsill. It is raining today so I don't think I'll get out to plant them today but hopefully in the next couple of days they will be outside where they belong!
I have also been given a Greenhouse by my Mother-in-Law as they have just replaced their PVC one with a glass one. The girls & I spent a bit of time in there at the beginning of the week planting lots of seeds that we'd bought. We'd bought some different varieties of Sweet Peas & we'd also planted some tomato seeds & some runner beans. Alas, Mother Nature had different plans as when I woke up this morning the really strong overnight winds had made a complete mess in the garden. As soon as I opened the back door I was greeted by the girls' playhouse, which had been blown across the patio:
I also saw that the door of the greenhouse was flapping around. On closer inspection I found that the wind had actually broken the zip & knocked EVERYTHING onto the floor:
Oh joy! I'll have to go out later to see if I can salvage anything but I didn't really fancy standing there doing that in my dressing gown first thing this morning!!! Still, in comparison to the trouble that the wind has caused in my In-Laws' garden next door, I really shouldn't complain. They've had panes of glass come out of their new greenhouse & smash (despite being fixed in with multiple clips, tape etc), a new bird bath get blown over & smash, taking with it a couple of new solar lights that had also just been put in. Thank goodness that the wind wasn't strong enough to take any trees down or injure anyone (that I know of).
I hope that you are safe wherever you are.