21st March, I always thought to be the first day of Spring. Well, the bikes are being serviced. And as can be seen from the tulips and wallflowers blooming in our garden, Spring certainly seems to have arrived in Cheltenham.
But not just in a meteorological sense: in 2012 it's also true in an astronomical sense, because this year the Vernal Equinox is today, its earliest since 1896. Time to get digging and spread some of the horse manure we picked up a fortnight (or more) ago! But first I have to do something about the remainder of our apple and fig prunings, littered over the back lawn.