Spring is here! I know because the bees are out and about. The favourite appears to be the crocuses but these have been unrealiable in the frosts, snow, rain and general horrid weather.
If the crocuses have refused to open, the bees are all over the winter-flowering clematis.
I've also spotted them on the heather.
And, rather oddly, on the leaves of freshly shooting forget me nots.