My marvellous Kent Claret vine ... I bought it from Victoriana Nursery to keep my ever-faithful calendulas company. Friend Wendy recommends the grapes for grape jelly.

Happy harvesting … my Great Auntie Bee's watercolour of farming life as it used to be, painted in 1950.

The creative mind in action … Coppicing days, Pheasants Coppice, Bishopsbourne.

History …In the garden of Serre de la Madonne, Menton. Seems I wasn’t the only admirer.

Happy birthday! ... My 50th Birthday Party 9th September 2010 at Jenny's, also with Hilda, Becca, Vittorio, Robin and Yvonne and Bianca - Caprese Michelangelo, Toscana. A very special day.

Birthday girl ... Mrs G picking flowers on the morning of her 80th Birthday, a few seconds before she realised that I had arrived.

Look at the sky, feel the wind, and where has that gorgeous moon gone? It's March. Surely Spring must be close! We'll see if our poet gardener can defend Nature, can offer proof that Spring has not forgotten us.

Goosefleshy from the dull day's breeze, we asked Roberto: Is there really any proof that Spring will be with us soon?

Spring's very nearly - almost - here, he said, offering as proof four photos showing that Spring really is just about here. Each of the gorgeous examples comes from his allotment garden only a day or two ago.

Proof that Spring's nearly here

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Budding proof from a young apricot emerging from its winter's sleep.

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No diners, please ... A not-so-quiet word to swallows that there'll be no swallowing for them in Roberto's garden of plenty.

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Early spring sun does tend to encourage budding narcissists in the garden.

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If you know you look good in the early Spring glow, suggests this Anemone, or Windflower, who needs company?

Roberto's tribute to Spring in verse is right here ⇒⇒

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