I never let the fact that I don't have a garden (just three square feet of outdoor space and window ledges!) stop me from appreciating spring bulbs. Most bulbs are grown for both indoor and/or outdoor use.
Yesterday was the most glorious spring-like day and my flat was bathed in sunlight. It seems to be full of flowers and plants so I couldn't resist photographing them all and sharing them with you.
I buy most of my flowers and plants from my local florist Jayne Copperwaite Flowers. She has a fantastic selection. On Friday, I bought three stems of magnolia which is still in buds but yesterday some of the buds started to open. I used one of a pair of Chinese vases with lids as a vase for these huge stems of magnolia which I think is quite effective. I can't wait for the pink flowers to appear on the branches
And in typical English style, the weather has completely changed, for the worse — strong winds and rain and snow predicted all over the north of the UK and it may get as far as London. However I did manage to get a 10k jog completed before the rain started. So much for spring arriving early!