It's been such a mild winter so far this year with bright sunny mornings tempting us out into the garden to look for the first signs of spring. Snowdrops, the fair maids of February, and crocuses should be flowering soon if you've managed to deter hungry wild life from digging up any bulbs you might have planted last autumn.
Spiral willow plant cloches as illustrated in 'Practical Basketry Techniques' by Stella Harding and Shane Waltener
Here's a couple I made for my own garden - larger ones can be used as plant supports or to keep birds off newly sown veggie seeds.
Primula vulgaris overlooking the box parterre at Restoration House, Rochester, UK
And here's a view of 'the other garden' later in the season. The snowdrops and crocuses have faded and gone like the winter blues and out come primroses, primroses, primroses!