The tulips give a dash of colour to a shady and grey corner of the garden.
Last year's Tulip bulbs are now coming into flower, and the seedlings are thriving in the propagator.
Making the most of a sunny February day, I have ventured into the garden to check on the new bulbs and see which plants survived the -11C weather.
Caterpillars begin their assault on the Nasturtiums, whilst I look towards bulbs for colour in Spring 2013.
The Crocus 'Giant Ruby' bulbs have grown and are about to flower, and some of the veg are already growing.