Here is the proof that Spring is almost here (although judging from the temperature outside today, you could be forgiven for disagreeing with that statement). I was out in the garden, briefly it must be said, and noticed this primrose in flower. I think this is the earliest it has flowered for quite some time and although the leaves are past their best and the whole plant looks as though it has suffered during the winter, it is still a heartening sight. I shall probably divide it once the weather improves. I associate primroses more with Mothering Sunday or Easter, so it is a real joy to see this one now. It is not called 'prima rosa' (first rose) for nothing!