The weather is warm enough for short-sleeved gardening, or drinking a cup of tea on the terrace... There are primroses (the native variety, Primula vulgaris)... There are tulips ('Purissima') and multi-headed Roman hyacinths ... There are daffodils and daisies ... There is blossom on the ornamental cherries, the amelanchiers and the Magnolia stellata ... Rufus is enjoying the sunshine in the garden ... And there are new-born lambs in the field next door... I think we can safely say that spring has arrived.