The first daffodils have come out into flower. I picked them and brought them inside, hopeful that spring must soon be on the way.
My motherinlaw had given me a bag of daffy bulbs earlier in the year, and seeing some in flower reminded me all about them. Up until now I had only given them limited thought, but all of a sudden the rush was on to get them into the ground. Some were already sprouting..eeek.
I also planted my first seeds. Some basil. I have been saving those plastic containers that lots of food items seem to come in, in the supermarket. Plastic, with a lid, they look like mini cool frames. So I have experimentally put basil seeds into one and if that is successful I will do all my seeds that way this year.