March brings breezes sharp and shrill,
Shakes the dancing daffodil.
Warmth and longer days have brought a real feel of spring to the park. The snowdrops and crocuses beneath the trees are past their best and have been replaced with swathes of daffodils and patches of bright blue Chionodoxa.
The hazel and pussy willow have been covered with catkins which is bad news for hay fever sufferers. The bright yellow flowers of the witch hazel have brightened up dull borders. The oak buds are beginning to burst before the ash, so if we believe in traditional “folklore”:https://www.plant-lore.com/plantofthemonth/oak-before-ash/, hopefully it should only be a splash this summer, rather than a soak…
Birds are also beginning to sing too – spring is definitely in the air!