Took the dogs for a stroll along the lanes today. The sun was shining, and it was lovely and warm. Due to the rain and cold the wild flowers seemed to have done very well. They were all along the grass verges, hundreds and hundreds of them. I have many of them in my garden but they are not in flower yet, apart from the yellow, lesser celandine. The poets amongst you might like to know that William Wordsworth wrote a poem about this flower. one of the lines is "bright as the sun itself". Our native bluebells are now out, aren't they exquisite. The pretty pink flower is Cuckoo flower, it comes into bloom as the cuckoo arrives, hence its common name. Finally white campion, much loved by moths for the fragrance it gives off at night. Native wild flowers are so important for our declining bee population, world wide bees are going down in numbers. They pollenate our crops, our orchards, and much much more. Why not give a little bit of your garden to the bees by planting native wild flowers. Not only will the bees enjoy it, you will to.