Mid-Summers-Day has been and gone and July is just about here. The silly season as some of us call it. School holidays and busy beaches. Glastonbury is history, Wimbledon has started and the days are officially getting shorter. Time really does fly for some of us, especially those of us not living in a war zone.
It is already the middle of February and Spring is almost here. The days are drawing out, the grass is growing on steadily - in fact, it didn't really stop growing at all this Winter ! - the catkins are out and giving the hedges an early splash of colour and the daffodils and snowdrops and primroses are slowly coming to life again.