This is a picture of the very FIRST Ramson bud of this season that I have seen!!!!!! I resisted the temptation to scoff it there and then and just took the photo! Buried beneath the luscious garlicky leaves were a few more buds...
... You can just about make them out in this picture (you'll definitely see them if you click on it). At about this point a rather sweet, friendly, squishy, labrador/springer-spaniel cross, dog came bounding over to say hello to me and sat on this particular plant, very obediently, waiting for a cuddle. Well, nothing's sacred is it!?
You'll have to make this bigger to see it clearer. Although it'll still be a messy picture. Perhaps I could get some tips on how best to take a picture of something so bitty from someone who knows better? Anyway, it's the patch of wild Gooseberries that I photographed earlier in the year. It's coming on much sooner than my Gooseberries. I'm really excited to see how early it flowers! I reckon it'll be in the next couple of weeks.
Right... lunch over back to weaving a Foraging basket!