Signs and scents of spring

Walking through Bedford Square on the sunniest day this first week of January, the wonderful scent of early flowering viburnum bushes was unmistakeable, lifting the spirits. Winter flowering cherry is also showing its delicate pink blossoms here and there in various gardens, a winter honeysuckle hedge is flowering in Marchmont Community Garden. Bulbs are bravely starting to poke through, though the soil is very compacted from the snow and rain. We have to get through a couple of winter months yet, but here are signs that spring is on its way in the Bloomsbury Gardens.

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