Started off quite well. The discovery of this little shoot was exciting. This is a beautiful white poppy that I planted at least 7 years ago. It flowered once, but was never seen again. I have been wondering if the real winter weather kick started it back into growth.
Then the rains came - heavy and seemingly never ending. But look at those hens behind that wire. The new defenses seem to be working - maybe that's why it is called chicken wire. I am not relaxing yet - those ladies will be deep in the midst of strategy planning.
And finally - more snow. Surprisingly deep and just as cold, but blackthorn winters never last for long.