Look what's flowering in Sheffield right now:
I'm growing a strelitzia. Not this particular one though. Mine is just like this....without the flower.
And these are flowering too. Yes they are. Today. Really.
And I found an orchid too. I kid you not.
And an aloe too.
Yes, these are all flowering in Sheffield City Centre in February. But in case you're thinking that we've suddenly developed a tropical climate, I'd better explain. They are all growing in The Winter Garden in the heart of the city. So if you ever come to Sheffield, check it out. It's a little oasis in the middle of the concrete jungle.
And now back to what's really happening outside. Well, the goldfinches aren't roosting here anymore, so it must be warmer in the nearby woods. And I've not seen those siskins for a few days. Ooh, I wonder if spring is just around the corner.