The cold snap in February seems to have delayed the onset of spring for some plants. There were no daffs out by St Davids Day and the hellebores are only just getting going. But it was worth the wait. They are as delicate and exotic as ever.
And they can be brought into the house. If you cut the stems they will droop within a day, but if you pick just the flower heads and float them in a shallow dish they will look stunning for at least a week. A lovely start to spring.